Ethos & Values
Court Moor is a values-based school. Whilst exam results are crucial, so are the personal attributes with which students leave at the end of their time here. Much of our code of conduct is based around the core values of responsibility, adaptability, diligence, ambition and respect. The school tagline of, ‘a great place to be and a place to be great’ summarises the key ethos of the school: somewhere people enjoy being and where they discover what they are fantastic at doing.
Positivity is at our core, we aim to create a school where there’s no room for cynicism, where we celebrate achievement yet strive to improve. Teachers at Court Moor are dedicated to each and every child in their care and give generously of their time to support all our learners. Great teaching is what we are about, and that means working continually with each teacher to further improve their skills to ensure that all students make great progress.
We want to be an excellent school, however our drivers are not external assessments but our own criteria based on the values and measures that we believe are important to create successful and rounded young people ready for the world beyond Court Moor.
For me, the key to ethos is that it’s something more than a statement on a website, or a notion in someone’s head – it’s something that is lived out every day in the interactions within the school. I am confident that our ethos is evident very quickly, such that it becomes difficult for students not to fall under the spell of the caring atmosphere.