At Duchess Community High School our core message is:

‘Building Relationships and Inspiring Success’

We believe that the pursuit of excellence should be at the heart of all aspects of school life
We believe that we should respect everyone, valuing the uniqueness of each individual
We believe that positive relationships and opportunities are the key to positive outcomes

We expect everyone to:
Contribute positively and creatively.
Take pride in and celebrate our achievements.
Continue to grow and develop.
Appreciate, value and support each other.
Stand up for what we believe in.

In essence we believe in Relationships…….Respect……….Success.

Relationships

We believe that positive relationships and opportunities are the key to positive outcomes.
We will achieve this by:

  • Engaging with all stakeholders through active and positive communication.
  • Providing opportunities to nurture and develop social, moral, spiritual and cultural maturity, including British Values.
  • A Professional Development programme that provides staff colleagues with the skills to create high quality experiences for all students.
  • Developing the use of a consistent language around values, expectations and rewards so that praise and celebration is at the core of school life.

Respect

We believe that we should respect everyone, valuing the uniqueness of each individual.
We will achieve this by:

  • Consistent application of a positive behaviour management process centred around respect for every individual.
  • Promoting diversity and individuality through curricular and extra curricular activities.
  • Celebrating positive role models that demonstrate respect in action.

Success

We believe that the pursuit of excellence should be at the heart of all aspects of school life.
We will achieve this by:

  • Setting challenging learning goals that are individual to each student.
  • Growing Self Belief and Resilience so that everyone has the potential to be a Leader
  • Making Quality of Education the core purpose of what we do.
  • Engaging with the wider community to provide opportunities for students and staff
  • Actively engaging students and staff in cultural and creative experiences.