Nicholas Chamberlaine School
Warwickshire, United Kingdom
About Nicholas Chamberlaine School
Education influences and reflects the values of society, and the kind of society we want to be. It is important, therefore, to recognise a broad set of common values and purposes that underpin the work of Nicholas Chamberlaine School. Foremost is a belief in education, at home and at school, as a route to the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, physical and mental development, and thus the well-being, of the individual. Education is also a route to equality of opportunity for all, a healthy and just democracy, a productive economy, and sustainable development.
The school should promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and prepare all for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. It should:
- Promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, develop principles for distinguishing between right and wrong. It should develop knowledge, understanding and appreciation of own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence individuals and societies.
- Pass on enduring values, develop integrity and autonomy and help to develop responsible and caring citizens capable of contributing to the development of a just society. It should promote equal opportunities and enable all to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.
- Develop awareness and understanding of, and respect for, the environments in which people live, and secure commitment to sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level. It should also equip consumers to make informed judgements and independent decisions and to understand their responsibilities and rights.
- Promote self-esteem and emotional wellbeing and help to form and maintain worthwhile and satisfying relationships, based on respect, at home, school, work and in the community.
- Develop the ability to relate to others and work for the common good.
The school should provide opportunities to learn and to achieve. It should:
- Develop enjoyment of, and commitment to, learning as a means of encouraging and stimulating the best possible progress and the highest attainment.
- Build on strengths, interests and experiences and develop confidence in the capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively.
- Equip all with the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy, and information and communication technology, and promote an enquiring mind and capacity to think rationally.
The interdependence of the two sets of values
These two sets of values reinforce each other. The personal development of all, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally, plays a significant part in the ability to learn and to achieve. Development in both areas is essential to raising achievement. Together, they contribute to establishing the culture and climate in the school that allows for effective teaching and learning to take place, supported and enhanced by strong and effective leadership and management.