It is important that all colleagues support our shared school ethos, in their dealings with each other and with our students.
Our ethos, based on our shared value words, is very important to us and should be at the centre of all that the school does. We create a caring, nurturing environment in which children and adults can feel valued and can grow in spirituality as well as in their learning and success. The Dearne ALC staff and students value every member of our learning community; we warmly welcome and respect all parents, carers, visitors, governors and friends of The Dearne ALC as part of our fully inclusive environment.
There are many wise words and teachings about caring for others and being mindful of the needs and feelings of others.
This philosophy is universally accepted as a good moral code to live by and can be a positive principle that all those working at The Dearne ALC can aspire to. Students likewise should be encouraged to be mindful of this underpinning philosophy in their dealings with others.
So our shared value words of Respect, Determination, Courage, Dignity, Honesty, Trust, Inclusivity, Kindness, Enthusiasm and Ambition should be encouraged when dealing with others, so ensuring our special ethos is active not passive and The Dearne ALC’s special nature is self-evident.
“Pupils are helpful, polite and courteous to staff, visitors and to each other. The atmosphere in school is positive, supportive and caring.” Ofsted 2016
“The teaching of mathematics is effective. Most pupils make good progress in this subject.”
68% of students make expected progress or better
“They are given a significant range of extra opportunities which prepare them well for life beyond the school. These pupils speak with passion and confidence about their ambitious aspirations for the future.” Ofsted 2016
of more able students achieved an A or A*
Students leaving with 5 A*-C grades, including English and maths