AIDAN SADGROVE, PRINCIPAL OF ONE DEGREE ACADEMY

Screen Shot 2016-06-30 at 11.38.22I am extremely proud to welcome you to One Degree Academy. I am delighted to be part of the community of Edmonton and to be leading a school offering unique opportunities and world class aspirations.

One Degree Academy is an innovative school. We are built around the idea that tiny changes can have profound effects, and that a committed focus on seemingly small details leads to continuous and sustained improvement. In short, we know that any giant leap to success is preceded by lots of small steps.

We hope our academic achievements will be amongst the best in the country and for our young people to go on to become successful employees, citizens and family members. We aim to create an environment where our children are happy, inspired and eager to attend every day.

We will create a school which is personalised, inspirational and connected. Personalised, because in our small community, teachers will spend time ensuring that learning is tailored to the needs of each child. Inspirational, because every child, no matter what their background, will be given the ambition, and the practical tools, to succeed academically, giving them the basis from which any career or academic goal is achievable. Connected, because we will work tirelessly to ensure that every parent is engaged in their child’s learning, that local businesses and charities provide real-life experiences for our pupils, and that through our partnerships with top universities and world-class employers, our students are constantly offered opportunities to explore the range of future paths which lie before them.

Our aspirations for One Degree Academy are simple and ambitious: through our persistent focus on the small but important details and actions necessary for great teaching and learning, step-by-step, every One Degree Academy student will develop the knowledge, attributes and cultural capital to succeed at university, enjoy a productive career, and lead a fulfilled live.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to One Degree Academy.