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School Ethos & Values

Our principal aim is to encourage high expectations and high standards of achievement, both academic and personal.

Our values embrace honesty, trust, reliability, respect for the legitimate rights of others, care for the weaker members of society, regard for the environment and a kindness towards other people.

We believe that a calm, friendly, disciplined atmosphere, in which hard work and co-operation are respected, is the best way to promote these values.

We aim to:

• Recognise and value each student (school or adult) as an individual with his or her particular abilities, needs and aspirations.

• Offer learning experiences which extend students and promote their personal development, regardless of academic, social or cultural background.

• Ensure a genuine equality of opportunity.

• Build self-esteem and confidence through membership of a caring, secure community.

• Celebrate the success and achievement of all students.

• Offer guidance and counselling to assist students in the planning of their future education and careers.

• Promote working partnerships between schools and the wider community at local, national and international levels.

• Encourage a love of learning that will be with our students throughout their lives.

Ciara Swain

Ciara Swain, Principal, Gosforth Junior High Academy