1. We aim to create a positive school ethos that promotes inclusion and equality by: • creating a climate where students and staff have a strong sense of belonging and feel valued • promoting positive relationships between staff and students • promoting positive behaviour via praise, encouragement, rewards and incentives • providing appropriate support to individual students
2. We aim to raise attainment by: • promoting an ethos of achievement • ensuring that learning and teaching is at the heart of all our activities • raising standards of achievement in the core skills of literacy and numeracy • providing young people with the essential skills and aspirations necessary to prosper in a fast changing and technological society • helping meet the needs and aspirations of all learners by offering a variety of stimulating and enjoyable learning opportunities • motivating students and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own learning • developing an integrated programme of ICT to support learning across the curriculum • monitoring student attainment and achievement closely • involving all staff in developing and improving the quality of learning and teaching
3. We aim to promote achievement in the broadest sense by: • enriching learning through the experience of cultural and sporting activities • encouraging creativity, ambition and enterprise
4. We aim to assist our students' personal and social development and to teach them the values and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society by: • promoting social competence and encouraging students to act in a responsible manner • raising self esteem and self reliance and teaching students to respect themselves and other people • providing appropriate personal and social education and a range of extra curricular activities
5. We aim to promote an effective partnership that links home, school and community by: • keeping parents fully informed by reports, meetings, newsletters etc • actively involving parents in their children’s education • supporting the work of the Parent Council • working in collaboration with external agencies to meet the needs of individual students • promoting participation in activities in the local community • preparing young people for lifelong learning and the world of work
6. We aim to develop an effective framework for learning by: • striving to achieve an attractive, stimulating and safe school environment that is conducive to learning and teaching • supporting and encouraging pupil self-discipline • striving to achieve an open system of management • providing a quality programme of career review and staff development activities to reflect the changing needs of the world of education • ensuring that quality assurance and quality improvement are built in to all our activities
The following policies are relevant to the life and work of the school, some are school policies are some are either council or national policies. Please click on the title of the policy you wish to view and it will open a pdf copy.