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A Posse Ad Esse - From Possibility to Reality

Ethos & Expectations

Ethos and Mission Statement

George Dixon Academy is committed to creating and maintaining a caring community in which the potential of all is realized, encapsulated by the Academy motto: from possibility to reality.

“A posse ad esse” (From possibility to reality)

There are five key elements to life at GDA:

  • the individual is valued
  • all can achieve their potential
  • the climate is challenging and supportive
  • effort and success are celebrated
  • awareness of the local, national and international community is fostered

Our Aims

To fulfill our Mission Statement, the following aims have been established:

  • to enable each student to develop personally, socially, aesthetically and intellectually through active and innovative learning experiences
  • to promote the independence and sense of responsibility important for life in a changing world
  • to provide a secure moral framework where children can acquire the values which form the basis of a caring community
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Our Academic Commitment to our Students

The staff and trustees of the Academy aim to provide outstanding opportunities for all students:

  • to develop knowledge, skills, concepts and appropriate attitudes in all aspects of the curriculum
  • to continue their development in literacy and numeracy across the curriculum
  • to develop their ICT skills in all areas of the curriculum
  • to develop study skills to acquire knowledge and be able to use it effectively
  • to prepare students for life-long learning

Download a copy of our Ethos and Mission Statement here.

Our model students should:

  • be equipped with inter-personal skills, e.g. empathy, respect, co-operation, tolerance
  • take opportunities to develop self-awareness, self- discipline and self-esteem
  • understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle
  • be able to question and argue rationally and develop skills in decision making, problem solving and personal organisation
  • develop skills and attitudes which will enhance their contribution to local and global citizenship
  • acquire a wide range of skills for the world of work, for continuing education, for home and family
  • have respect for the environment