THE AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
South Charnwood is an 11-16 mixed, comprehensive, secondary school of approximately 844 pupils from diverse cultures and backgrounds. We work as an optimistic, affirmative learning community, seeking continuous improvement. We particularly value high academic achievement and pupils’ success in terms of personal growth and confidence.
We work with pupils to:
To achieve our aims we will provide:
To demonstrate our commitment to these aims we will:
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At South Charnwood High School we strive for, and encourage, excellence in all aspects of education. Academically we endeavour to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential and that no pupil underachieves. We also strive for excellence culturally, doing all we can to ensure high participation rates in extra-curricular activities and celebrating quality performance. Socially we endeavour to provide opportunities for our pupils to grow into caring, tolerant responsible citizens without prejudice. We help them to show initiative, curiosity and compassion for others and to have high self-esteem, self-worth and self-respect.
We work towards a high local and national profile. We want South Charnwood to be renowned and respected in Leicestershire and beyond, for the quality of the education it provides. We want staff, pupils, governors, parents and all those involved to be proud of the school. National recognition enhances the reputation of a school and we work towards achieving national awards.
The school ethos is very much based on value and respect for all. The necessity of establishing good relationships at all levels is accepted and we appreciate that these relationships are built on mutual respect and not fear. Praise has a vital role to play in the process. Pupils achievements are celebrated and rewarded and they are encouraged and motivated to do their best.
South Charnwood is a learning organisation where teamwork is vital. Teams provide strength and support. We encourage staff to be reflective practitioners evaluating their work and striving to improve. The school aims to be strong on self-review, avoiding complacency.
To achieve our aims we recognise the importance of the working and learning environment and the necessity of high quality facilities and resources. We will strive to ensure that the school is a safe, comfortable and stimulating place devoted to learning and the development of the young people in our care.
Despite its rural location we want South Charnwood to be at the heart of the community it serves, a place of learning, enjoyment and relaxation, and of educational excellence, lifelong learning and community spirit.
We recognize the necessity of working together with our feeder primary schools, partner schools and other outside agencies of the local community.