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Our School Values


Our Young People

We value three main types of achievement for our young people: 

Achievement - Academic:

We believe all young people have the potential to achieve great things. Intelligence can be developed regardless of emotional and social background, given appropriate teaching and bespoke, individualised support. Young people should be encouraged to develop autonomy and meta cognitive control (‘knowing what to do when they don’t know what to do’) in their learning and to gain inspiration from learning. They should be equipped with a crucial sense of possibility based on a well developed self awareness and ambition – ambition not only for themselves but for the communities in which they live and work. 

Achievement - ‘letting your light shine’:

All young people achieve things they can be proud of every day in addition to academic success and outside our school’s planned curriculum. We have a vital role in ensuring individuals develop their own talents and interests and have a responsibility to instil in them a sense of pride in who they are and what they achieve. 

Achievement - relationships:

Excellent relationships for learning are a prerequisite for all other achievements. Relationships that engender mutual respect between young people, and all other members of our school community will ensure learning can be fun in a disciplined and caring environment where the highest expectations are the norm. Our young people will be given every opportunity to develop an awareness and respect for spiritual and moral values and an understanding of other religions, races and ways of life


Our Staff

Our Values extend to how we challenge, support and work with each other. All staff (non teaching and teaching) play a crucial role in the education of young people. We all understand how our work has a direct influence on the life chances of the young people in our care. In the same way that we all have a duty of care to them, we have a duty of care to each other and have regard for each other’s professional and personal well being. All members of the staff community see themselves as learners. They are empowered to make decisions, be creative and to lead. Mutual respect pervades all relationships and collaboration; collegiality and a sense of team identifies how all staff work together. All staff will have clarity and certainty about the direction our school is taking and be working on only a few initiatives at any one time with a sense of how their work is contributing to that direction. Staff cooperate with each other and are not in competition with each other.

We promote the cooperative ethical values of honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for others

We share the cooperative values of:

  • Self help – Pupils are encouraged to control their own destiny. They are encouraged to understand that working together for mutual benefit can be much better than working alone
  • Self-responsibility – Pupils are empowered so that they feel responsible for the success of our school
  • Democracy – All pupils should feel that they have a voice
  • Equality & Equity – All pupils are treated equally and fairly
  • Solidarity -   Pupils are encouraged to support each other
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