>> CULTURE AND CLIMATE
- To nurture and encourage happy, successful and confident young people who develop potential and aim high.
- To constantly reflect as learners and practitioners, explore and utilise our individual strengths.
- To widen horizons and raise aspirations.
- To respect individuality, celebrate diversity and create a sense of belonging.
As a school we aim to create a happy, inspiring, encouraging and caring environment that allows pupils to grow in confidence and become world citizens in an ever-changing world.
Our values are at the heart of all we do. They guide our behaviour in an environment where everyone is encouraged to model and practice values. We promote and include them in all aspects of school life, highlighting and promoting key British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance. We do our very best to ensure our children are equipped with key skills and encouraged to be the best people they can be.
The Griffin Schools Trust is building a family of schools, firmly rooted in their local communities that provide access to the very highest quality education, often associated with the selective or independent sector, for all pupils.
Each member of the family will keep in balance those three dimensions of school life, as expressed in the Trust motto, always associated with the very best maintained and independent schools: a strong pastoral system which ensures each child is known and understood, the broadest provision that widens minds and opportunities and the highest standards of achievement both inside and outside of the classroom.
A GST school will be characterized by the development of independence of thought and learning in the pursuit of excellence. Students will develop their individual strengths and skills and build the integrity, self-discipline, decision- making and resilience necessary to their own success and that of others.
They will develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens. Students will be able to express their opinions and passions articulately and confidently with due consideration for others.
Students will enjoy school and their varied friends and be proud to be part of the school community and Trust family and the opportunities these afford them. Relationships will be characterised by mutual respect, the joint creation of meaning and a commitment to continual learning.
Students will have free access to an extensive range of curriculum enrichment and extra curricular activities, including residential, that broaden their experiences and horizons.
Students will follow a curriculum that both gives them a firm foundation in the disciplines that support all learning, including exceptional English and mathematics provision, and that will allow them success at the highest levels. Students will achieve academic outcomes well above the national norms and will earn accreditation for their musical, sporting or creative skills though a strong co-curricular programme.