This Independent Boarding School attracts a wide variety of students, in geographical, linguistic, ethnic and intellectual terms. The focus on Global Citizenship is key to the school ethos, and staff and pupils are proud of the school’s Internationalism. The school’s aim is for about a third of the school to be from the international community, (not mother tongue English) so as to promote peace and understanding between people.
Staff seek to give the students a holistic education. Holistic education is a philosophy of education based on the premise that each person finds identity, meaning, and purpose in life through connections to the community, to the natural world, and to humanitarian values such as compassion and peace. In turn, this is brought about through a wide experience of sport, creative arts, challenge, service, outward bound pursuits, and democratic participation as well as academic learning. Academic success is, therefore, an outcome of a broader character education. This School aims to be the first-choice school for those who understand that education is about growing the whole child. Whilst academic achievement is important, equal emphasis is put on art, dance, drama, technical work (CDT etc), charity work, student representation, learning through play or culture, boarding, sport, adventurous pursuits, co-curricular activities, and other opportunities.
This school endeavours to minimise stress and anxiety for young people and does not encourage unhealthy competition. (Competition in sport with a healthy understanding of winning and losing is important, as is the desire to improve oneself). Learning is through a spirit of collaboration where success is defined as fulfilment through self-discovery and the creation of individual meaning. Everybody is made greater by the success of each other.
Staff at this school seek to reduce the pressure that society places on children through grade performance indicators (exam results etc). They do not define success as personal achievement over or at a cost to others. This does not mean that they do not strive to be the best they can personally be, however, both in terms of academics, or in terms of character.
The successful applicant will be confident teaching Modern Foreign Languages to Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and A-Level students.
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