Our Mantra: Work Hard. Be Kind.

Adobe Spark (11)
 
We believe wholeheartedly in the traditional values of hard work and kindness. Our Academy is warm and caring but is also strict in setting standards.
 
Our expectations of students and staff are exceptionally high, and we take this approach because we care very much about our students’ future and their long-term happiness. If poor attitude or poor behaviour goes unchallenged, it is all too easy for disruption to damage learning opportunities and to create unhappiness for the student and for all their peers.
 
We focus hard on student achievement. We believe in all our students and we expect that each one of them is capable of making rapid and substantial progress. Meeting that goal requires hard work and dedication from all of us - teachers,
students and parents together.
 
Kindness and gratitude are also a core part of Magna life.
 
There are many opportunities each day for students to show kindness and politeness to their peers and to staff. We believe that practising gratitude makes our students feel more optimistic, energetic, enthusiastic and happy. In assemblies and tutor time, students and staff nominate their peers for ‘appreciations’, showing gratitude to others who have gone ‘above and beyond’.
 
Perseverance is also critical to our students’ future success. Our adopted Academy poem, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, conveys this value:
 
‘If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew,
To serve their turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you,
Except the will that says to them: ‘hold on’!’
 
Hard work brings its rewards.
 
Our Rewards Policy, created in partnership with the Student Leadership Team, is very well received. We have also created
Graduation Ceremonies for our Year 8 students at the Academy. For our Year 11 and 13 students, we now hold a very special ceremony at Kimmeridge House on Bournemouth University’s prestigious Talbot Campus.