Mission, values & drivers

Like all Dixons Academies, our mission is to establish and sustain a high-performing, non-faith school which values diversity and maximises scholar achievement. 

We are a hard working and a truly value driven academy with a culture of high expectations and no excuses. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values of excellence, positivity and respect, which has created an ethos of mutual respect in our place of learning and work. 

Values

All of our community subscribes to our values whole-heartedly. We know that having a common set of values unites and brings people together to work towards a common goal. 

Our values are important because they demonstrate our commitment to excellence, positivity and respect in our daily actions and interactions. We try to use these words as much as possible in conversations at McMillan. 

Excellence: striving for 100% in everything we do, demonstrated through hard work, grit and determination.

Positivity: approaching each day with a can-do attitude, tackling every challenge as an opportunity and fully contributing to a joyful school culture for all. 

Respect: ensuring all members of the community feel valued through treating everyone around us with kindness, fairness and honesty. 

At McMillan Academy we try to keep things simple and focused on scholar learning. We have learnt from some of the best practices to develop strategies that remove barriers to learning and ensure all our scholars are fully engaged at all times. 

Drivers

Every day we are developing our three drivers which are needed to be successful in learning and in life in general. 

Growth Mindset: maximising our abilities and talents through dedication, seeking advice and grasping any moment of disappointment to ensure it becomes an opportunity to learn and develop. 

Employability: developing attributes and habits which are essential to gain and sustain a rewarding career. 

Relationships: building strong and professional relationships involves truly appreciating those around us and fully taking part for the benefit of all.

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@dixonsma_maths Lovely to see family dining at its best. Over 600 all served in one sitting sharing a meal together the basics of any cohesive team. Thank you to all my staff especially my catering team. #verylucky
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Love the way you focus on a core value in your cycles. Reinforcing the norm; speaking the values, saturating your pupils and staff with who you are and what you're about.
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@ChrisWardle77 Thank you, we try to focus on our values and constantly realigning ourselves to what we believe in to ensure we are consistent as possible so our scholars are safe to learn. We are not perfect but we all try our best.
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After only a few weeks of using it we are now in the top 25 schools nationally for the use of SAMLearning. Scholars are completing as much extra work independently as the amount set by staff. Lets climb the SAMlearning mountain. #growthmindset #dmascholarsatwork
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