Mission and Ethos

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION is to deliver the highest quality education, ensuring that our students become confident, happy and successful adults who are empowered to play a positive and significant part in their communities and society at large.

We will do this by:

  • having high expectations within a positive learning, caring and supportive environment;
  • challenging students to reach their full potential, achieving success through our commitment to continuous improvement;
  • recognising all staff and students as individuals, each with their own contributions to make;
    providing personalised learning pathways for all;
  • developing the whole person through a wide range of opportunities and challenges.


Robert Smyth Academy students…

RESPECT Academy expectations

  • Take pride in themselves and the Academy
  • Support each other and contribute to a positive learning environment
  • Act responsibly and become positive role models and ambassadors
  • Show empathy and understanding towards all members of the Academy and the wider community

SUCCEED through hard work, determination and resilience

  • Are self-motivated, pro-active and use their initiative
  • Recognise their strengths and the areas in which they need to improve
  • Celebrate and learn from the achievements of others
  • Are keen to communicate and share ideas and knowledge

ASPIRE and aim high

  • Are fascinated by the world, curious to explore new ideas and try new experiences
  • Make the most of the opportunities on offer
  • Are fuelled by a love of learning
  • Have team spirit and work collaboratively