King James' School

Ethos & Aims

Our official school motto is ‘Quid Retribuam Domino?’ - ‘What can I render to the Lord?’. Our unofficial motto is ‘Traditional Foundations, 21st Century Education’.

These ideas underlie our school aims, which are as follows.

  • To regard all our pupils as of equal importance and to provide equal opportunities for all.
  • To create an ordered and civilised environment for learning.
  • To encourage all pupils to attain the highest standards in their studies, conduct and personal appearance, and to take pride in all their achievements.
  • To promote positive and confident relationships between all members of the school community.
  • To provide excellence in teaching, assessment and guidance.
  • To offer opportunities in a wide variety of extra-curricular activities for personal development and enjoyment.
  • To foster self-esteem, respect for others and the world around, and to offer opportunities for initiatives and leadership.
  • To look at all pupils as developing individuals and to respond to their particular needs at any stage of their education whilst ensuring their entitlement to a common curriculum.
  • To create an effective partnership between home and school.
  • To build on pupils’ achievements in previous schools and to prepare them for future learning and their role in a changing society.
  • To serve the local community, to provide opportunities for all to continue education throughout life, and to maintain good and productive relationships with local industry and commerce.

 

 

Ethos & Aims

Ethos & Aims