Aldridge Education


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Monica Duncan - Principal

Monica Duncan was appointed Head Teacher of Duke’s predecessor school, Northumberland Park Community School, in January 2009 and led the school through its conversion to academy status to become the first Principal of Duke’s Aldridge Academy.

Prior to joining the Duke's predecessor school Monica was Headteacher of Crofton School.  Her vision for the school is summed up in her welcome to parents on the school's website.

“Our school motto Inspire to Excel is transmitted through staff and governors helping our students to develop their capacity and potential to exceed in their academic and social skills development in an engaging and safe learning environment.”

“Character education i.e. the qualities of tolerance, optimism, perseverance, respect, integrity, resilience, confidence, community spirit, self-discipline and courtesy prepares our students for life beyond school. We are clear that these qualities are essential for a successful and productive life as an active citizen now and in the future.”

“Our academy is committed to helping young people develop such qualities as they underpin our belief that the role of a school – together all families and the wider community – is to support the development of well-rounded young adults.”

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