Buxton Community School Aims
We believe that parents who send their children to Buxton Community School have a clear idea of what we are trying to do for our students:
These are our aims:
- Provide a calm and caring environment, in which everyone can feel secure and where our young people will develop a sense of responsibility, initiative and self- discipline.
- Enable our young people to develop open, lively, enquiring and confident minds, so that they will emerge as independent thinkers, effective communicators and lifelong learners. We want our young people to be reflective, ask questions, challenge, and always seek to make sense of the world and their place in it.
- Provide a quality curriculum that takes account of the needs and the potential of every learner, and that reflects the breadth of human experience and achievement. We also aim to involve students in a wide range of additional opportunities, activities and experiences to broaden their understanding of the world.
- Offer support, guidance and encouragement and to instil confidence and self- belief. Equally, we shall make demands, and require hard work and effort, so that our young people will be motivated to see new potential and possibilities for themselves. We shall recognise, reward and celebrate achievement of all kinds, and we shall encourage the pursuit of excellence.
- Prepare our young people for the opportunities, challenges and tensions that occur in their community and in society at large - through active involvement in the life and values of the school, and by promoting qualities such as understanding, tolerance, respect, pride, generosity of spirit and optimism.
- Gain the trust and confidence of parents and the wider community, by working in open and genuine partnership and by sharing both our successes and our difficulties. We also aim to work in close and effective collaboration with all other organisations that contribute to the education and development of young people, including our partner primary schools, Higher Education and business and industry.
- Be a school that plays a full and effective part in the community - by involving ourselves in the social, economic and cultural life of the community; by recognising that our facilities represent an important community resource; and through the widest possible involvement of the community itself in the life of the school.
Above all, our aim is that our students should develop into sensitive and confident young citizens, as fully prepared as possible for their life ahead in an increasingly complex world, and with the knowledge, skills and qualifications that their chosen future will require.