Galashiels Academy

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Message from the Head

Message from the Headteacher

We are motivated learners working in an inclusive and supportive environment to become successful citizens of the future

In Galashiels Academy we believe in ambition and aspiration and working in partnership to produce excellent young people. Our students leave our school with the attributes, skills and qualifications to become outstanding individuals and enhance the communities they will live in and serve.

My aim is for all our young people to have pride and ambition in themselves and in our school. We have high expectations of all in our school which we aim to be a place where all pupils and staff feel valued and can learn and achieve. Our school provides excellent levels of support, high levels of learning and teaching, a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities and experiences and a varied and accessible curriculum.

Of our students we expect very high levels of attendance and punctuality and a pride in wearing our school uniform which represents identity and equality. In classes we encourage all our students to be ambitious and to always give of their best in everything they do. We also want our students to believe that making mistakes is part of learning and essential to making progress.

I believe strongly in partnership and working together in trust and openness. To parents we ask that you continue to support your children at home and keep in touch with the school. To the local community we would also welcome any support as we develop our young people and deliver a wide and varied curriculum.

We value your feedback. If you have a suggestion or if you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do everything we can to help. You can also keep up to date by following our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Thank you

Kevin Ryalls