Our Values

Our values are underpinned by a core set of principles that shape and define the way we work with the students in our care and the community we serve.

Our three main types of achievement are:

Academic; where students are challenged to achieve more than they ever thought possible.  We aim to create autonomous and ambitious learners who succeed regardless of their socio-economic background.  This is possible through quality first teaching, personalised learning and superb support, advice and guidance.

Relationships; where excellent relationships for learning form the basis for all types of achievement.  Relationships at Polesworth are founded upon a mutual trust and respect between all members of our community where high standards and expectations of oneself and each other are the norm.

Letting your light shine; where all the young people in our care can achieve something they can and should be proud of every day, in addition to their academic achievement.  We have a fundamental role in creating well-rounded and well educated individuals who are able to make a difference to the society in which they live.

Our Staff

Our values extend to how we interact and challenge each other.  In the same way that we have a duty of care to our students we also have a duty of care to each other and have regard for each other’s professional and personal wellbeing.

At Polesworth all staff play a vital role in educating the young people in our care.  Our work has a direct influence on their individual life chances.

All members of staff are leaders and learners.  We operate within an ethos of support, collaboration and certainty about our vision for The Polesworth School.  All staff contribute to this vision and are part of a team that ensures Polesworth goes from strength to strength as one of the best schools in the country.