Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.
Collaborative – I believe that education should be a collaborative effort between the pupils, parents and teachers. Due to our small class sizes, our teachers are able to truly get to know each pupil and together with the parents work together to achieve success. I also maintain an open door policy and enjoy meeting with the parents and pupils to discuss their aspirations and how we can ensure that they are achieved.
Learning – Our incredibly dedicated teachers instil in our pupils from Nursery onwards a love of learning. They not only teach an incredibly full and varied curriculum but also help our pupils to see for themselves, thereby becoming confident, ambitious and independent learners.
Community – There is an incredibly strong sense of community at Colchester High School which is evidenced by the daily interaction between pupils who work together. In particular I enjoy watching our pupils collaborate across year groups on class projects, extra-curricular activities or mentoring. This not only allows the younger children to learn from their peers but also inspires leadership in our senior school pupils.
Character - I believe that education is not just academic but is also about developing a child’s character. We achieve this by educating the children about the world, providing a wide range of extra-curricular activities and promoting the importance of good manners, respect, responsibility and consideration for others.
Flourish - Every day it is a joy to see how our ethos of creating a strong sense of community and a varied, challenging and inspiring curriculum provides an environment where our children are happy and flourish both academically and as individuals.