Vision and Ethos

Vision and Ethos

Vision and Ethos

The Longcroft School and Sixth Form College Mission Statement, approved by the Longcroft School Governors in September 2015.

As a community we embrace the values of Integrity and Respect. As an organisation we will be honest about ourselves as this will inform our pursuit of excellence. We will be honest with our students, their parents and the wider community. We will celebrate success appropriately and accept the challenge of righting what we get wrong. We treat all members of our school with respect at all times. We will model these values for our young people so that they embrace these values too. We will provide a safe and secure environment for all of our students and staff. Young people will learn how to recognise the warning signs of exploitation or radicalisation and know how to keep themselves safe.

We want to release the creative talents of our staff so that each and every one of them can make a positive difference to the lives of our young people. Through the delivery of high quality training we will ensure that all of our staff will have the skills they need to realise their professional potential. In doing so our young people will receive teaching which is of the highest quality. Alongside this other staff will provide the best support services our students could wish for. Longcroft will be a thriving learning community.

Our students will be fully prepared for school every day. They will find their lessons accessible but will rise to the challenge to excel. They will be resilient and resourceful in their learning. They will work in highly effective ways with their staff and peers. They will constantly reflect on their learning and behaviour to ensure they make the most of their time at Longcroft. Our students will be curious about the brilliance of human endeavour and the wonders of the natural world. They will develop creative approaches to learning and demonstrate creativity in the problems they solve.

The curriculum will adapt to the changing national picture but more importantly to meet the needs and aspirations of our students. The taught curriculum will be complemented by a vibrant extra-curricular offer. Our young people will find the curriculum accessible, challenging and engaging. It will inspire curiosity and a commitment to lifelong learning. This combination will enable our young people to develop their character, knowledge and skills so that they can make a hugely positive to contribution to their community and our wider society. After all the young people who leave Longcroft will go on to be high achievers in their chosen field of employment or endeavour.