The vision a school has and the values it promotes might seem remote to some. At Smithills, however, our vision and values are at the very heart of everything we do. If you want to get to know us as a school, the way we work as a family and as an organisation, then this is what you need to know:
Academic excellence – rich in opportunity
Academic excellence is all about progress. This is progress in every lesson, every day. Academic excellence is an ambitious standard to reach in all subjects and it’s hard to maintain it too, but we always strive for better progress in lessons for each and every pupil.
Rich in opportunity is all about the development of every pupil. To give the pupils the skills, knowledge, confidence and self-respect to be successful and an active members of a modern British society. We put our pupils’ well-being, safety and happiness first. At Smithills we have wonderful opportunities for all our pupils to grow: the bands and music; performing arts; outdoor pursuits; mountain biking; fishing; visits abroad; Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; clubs and societies to name but a few.
Our values govern what we do and the way we all work and behave all the time.
In September 2016 we launched our new school values following consultation sessions involving a range of different groups. Our six core values are:
During the next few weeks we will be working with staff, students and governors to reflect on how we can demonstrate these values through our professional and learning behaviours. More details will be available soon.
Smithills is a wonderfully happy school and we’re all part of the Smithills family – pupils, parents / carers, staff, Governors and more. If you want to know more about us, just ask – we’re always happy to talk.