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Howden School

Howden School

Values and Ethos

Team Howden is success for everyone through encouragement, teamwork, friendship, trust, mutual respect and an enjoyment of learning. We aim to create an environment where we all understand that by supporting each other and working together we achieve more.

We are a learning community which embraces opportunities for all our learners by securing high quality learning and teaching. We aim for all our students to achieve their full potential both as students at Howden School and as considerate global citizens of the future. We always aim to be the best we can be, nothing less will do.

We aim to:
Provide inspirational learning through exceptional and stimulating teaching
Provide a personalised curriculum that meets the individual needs of all students
Encourage our students to take responsibility for their own learning so they achieve their full potential and enjoy their learning
Help students to develop the whole: intellectually, physically, economically, culturally, socially, spiritually, morally and be part of a healthy community within which they feel secure, happy and valued
Allow students to discover that they are capable of more than even they themselves thought possible and success can be for everyone
Pursue excellence and celebrate all achievements
Encourage our students to understand equality and have a respect for all religions, cultures and ways of life
Actively promote community learning and the notion that learning is life-long, together with developing close links with the local community
Prepare our students for adult life and employment in a rapidly changing technological world; developing a first-hand understanding that by working together we achieve more
Develop and maintain a close partnership with all our stakeholders, ensuring their support for, and confidence in the school

Our values

We value: honesty; integrity; resilience; hard work; success; supportiveness; reflection to produce improvements; inclusiveness; good examination results; self-belief and discipline; taking responsibility; innovation; respect for everyone.

We want to work in a school where individuals show respect to others, are sensitive to the feelings of others, are aware of how their actions will affect themselves and others; that is well led and responds to the needs of its stakeholders.

We are a learning school which strives to:
Encourage all members of our community to continue to learn
Constantly strive to improve the learning experience for our students and to provide inspirational teaching
Encourage all members of our community to continue to learn
Constantly strive to improve the learning experience for our students and to provide inspirational teaching
We are a school which believes:
Constructive feedback to students on how to improve is crucial to them making good progress
Students learn best when they feel safe and are enjoying themselves
A hard-working, rigorous approach to study leads to success
Students need to understand how they learn in order to be highly effective learners who can take responsibility for their own learning
Success nourishes our students – they can because they think they can