Aims, Ethos and Values
“Our students are given positive encouragement to achieve in a variety of ways - socially, academically, personally and creatively. This enables them to develop self-discipline and the knowledge and skills to be able to make confident and responsible choices both now and in the future.
We aim to create a supportive school community, one that has a safe and inclusive learning ethos and prepares all students in terms of qualifications, values and skills to live and work in a global community.”
Through the partnership of home and school the aims are to:
Provide a LEARNING environment
» which fosters an expectation of high standards for all
» which ensures equal access for all students to a broad, balanced, coherent curriculum
» in which students can develop the skills and enthusiasm to become independent learners, at school and beyond
» where sharing and co-operation with others as well as individual achievement is encouraged
» which helps each student to develop self worth and take full advantage of opportunities
» which enables students to realise their full academic potential
Provide a CARING environment
» which values everyone and encourages tolerance, mutual respect and a spirit of community
» which encourages everyone to contribute actively to the life of the school and the community
» in which everyone may work purposefully in safe, calm, pleasant surrounding.
Provide a RESPONSIVE environment
» which endeavours to meet the changing needs of its individual students
» which enables students to be flexible and develop the social and leadership skills sought in the world outside
» which considers ideas and encourages a critical approach to the challenges of change
» which empowers students to make informed choices about their roles as women in society and in the world of work.
Our values are very important to us and it is expected that all who work and study at Enfield County School will ‘buy’ into them. It is for this reason that they are widely published and referred to throughout the school year in assemblies and at Information Evenings and Induction Days. They are also part of the pack sent to all job applicants.
We know our self-worth, developing self-respect while respecting others, having respect for our own and everyone else’s learning, as well as respect for the environment
We take personal responsibility for our work, our learning, our duties, indeed for all of our own actions and for following school procedures
Equality of Opportunity
We ensure justice, fairness and equality of access to all school experiences
We work together for the common purpose of the wider community
Generosity of Spirit
We create an atmosphere of kindness, trust and forgiveness within the school community