Welcome to the King's Leadership Academy Bolton from the Principal – Mr David Crosby.
About 2350 years ago a teacher coined the phrase:
‘Excellence is a habit’ - Aristotle
By this, he meant that for anyone to succeed then the pursuit of excellence must become a way of life for them. Not occasionally, not sometimes, but every day of their lives. That teacher was Aristotle and it is his philosophy that underpins everything we do at King’s Leadership Academy Bolton.
At King’s, we believe that success is not predetermined and based on how ‘clever’ a student is. Instead, we believe that a successful life is formed through hard work and having a strong character. This is what we strive to create amongst our students every day at King’s. To achieve this, like Aristotle, we demand excellence in all our students do. Excellence in behaviour, excellence in attendance, excellence in appearance, excellence in effort, and excellence in all they do, both inside and outside the classroom.
Central to this pursuit of excellence is our ASPIRE code; the values which we seek to instil in each of our students each and every day. Aspiration/Achievement is setting ourselves goals and not allowing ourselves to be limited by our circumstances. Self-Awareness is understanding our strengths and the areas in which we need to improve. Professionalism is knowing how to act in various circumstances. Integrity is doing the right thing when no-one is looking. Respect is being aware of how our actions affect all those around us, ourselves, our peers, our families and our communities. Finally, Endeavour is working hard, not for a moment but over an extended period of time.
We have created a school designed to help our students to develop the academic skills, individual habits, qualities of character and leadership necessary to succeed at all levels. This is achieved through a knowledge-rich academic curriculum alongside a varied enrichment programme that includes three hours of music tuition, martial arts, public speaking, Cadets, First Aid, and Duke of Edinburgh, amongst many other activities.
We have created a school designed to help our students to develop the academic skills, individual habits, qualities of character and leadership necessary to succeed at all levels. - David Crosby, Principal of King's Leadership Academy Bolton