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01/12/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

Our timetable for the coming week!⬇️ young people can see what the team are running day to day and get involved by following their TRAIN social media accounts. Take a look at the poster pinned to our Profile for their details. Wishing you all happy, and not too busy, Advents!✨ https://t.co/mA4rrQWMy0

01/12/20

Congratulations to our November Typing Superstars! ⭐️ https://t.co/BIS75yPXKB

30/11/20

Our Year 7 global citizens are looking at their hopes and fears for the future using a visual image of a Garden of Hope and Wall of Fear. We can't wait to put this together as a display! https://t.co/rob8xOTW1K

27/11/20

We’ve joined the fight against cancer by hosting a Schools event. If you would like to sponsor a child, or just donate to this fantastic cause, please visit https://t.co/4GiarctVLe https://t.co/hfV0mEy38t

26/11/20

In Year 7 Biology today, students took part in their own bushtucker trial with a full pluck. They have been looking at the structure and function of the organ systems in the body. https://t.co/GuniDuNV5w

25/11/20

Retweeted From Didcot Train

We hope your Wednesdays are treating you all well✨A reminder of the ways young people can get involved in our virtual activities and see what the Youth Work team are getting up to each week ⬇️ Please do get in touch with us if you ever have any questions around our provision https://t.co/ZsHANw7JZG

25/11/20

GCSE Dance students were delighted to take part in a dance theory workshop today, delivered by the very talented Read more: https://t.co/3HjGuwVsnf https://t.co/sB8TEB20Su

23/11/20

Year 10 students made a shrine to the Buddha during their Ethics lesson, learning about how Buddhists worship. They really enjoyed making the shrine and learning about the ceremonial worship, the puja (offerings) https://t.co/hyw72aVERw

23/11/20

Faye and Bethany were presented with their own Solar Furnace after winning the competition to build their own solar oven. Archit and Bethany received an Airzooka, for their amazing work in Science. The Science team hope you have lots of fun with them🙂 https://t.co/Rwx3xDi7sd

14/11/20

Wishing all a happy, healthy and prosperous year 🎉 https://t.co/tmwIGRPIJB

13/11/20

Thank you to all the students and staff that donated for for our non uniform day. We will update you with the total raised next week! https://t.co/KhVzZjBMzh

13/11/20

Typing practice has started again in earnest with Year 7s and 8s this week. Already we are seeing great speed and accuracy. Congratulations to our Typing Superstars this week! https://t.co/ZbjARdGa4K https://t.co/v7NdTTfoAW

13/11/20

Year 9 students have been busy practicing for their Dance practical and theoretical assessments taking place next week https://t.co/5sbGVhd2iq

13/11/20

Oscar in Y9 has been selected, for the 4th year running, to represent the U14 Squad. He is one of only 15 boys chosen to make up this squad out of all the talented young golfers in the three counties. Congratulations Oscar, this is a fantastic achievement! https://t.co/TDuJWJtJ8F

12/11/20

We are seeking an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our Inclusion Team. To find out more and apply online visit https://t.co/9TUfwc7NnG https://t.co/DZoZ6WDGHa

10/11/20

is a great chance for your child to broaden their horizons, discover new interests, have fun, boost their mental and physical health, gain essential skills and achieve a highly respected Award. Our Y9's can sign up now! Find out more: https://t.co/aGtMS0GMlP

06/11/20

GCSE Art students have just started looking at how other artists express messages through their work this week. Their inspiration at the moment is the artist Shepard Fairey https://t.co/Tbv5AbuM0t

05/11/20

An exciting opportunity for students to take part in! https://t.co/CN8jx6POI5

Vision & Values

Motto and Mission Statement

Our Motto: Nurturing hearts and minds

Our Mission: We will instil courage, ambition and resilience in every student to empower them to achieve greatness as a global citizen through a combined drive for excellence.

Our Aims: 
To create an academically ambitious co-educational 11-16 school community where students leave with confidence to become successful lifelong learners, to create opportunities for students to prepare for their future economic wellbeing and to develop future leaders who understand the importance of empathy/kindness for others as well as respect/love for themselves.

To create an environment where we educate the whole child through our values-based curriculum. To create a body of students who have courage to act responsibly, to use their integrity in a diverse world and who work together to create an ethos of equality amongst their peers.

To create a learning environment with high academic expectations for all our learners by working with them to build resilience for them to flourish during and beyond their school years.

Our Values

Academic rigour is important. We strive to create a school where students achieve their highest expected results in their GCSEs. We have high expectations of our students for their school and homework, where they are expected to be submit the best work possible. We aim to find a balance between academic learning and a world class character programme. We aim not to be an exam factory as we believe it is equally important for our young people to be academically capable as well as emotionally literate, well-rounded individuals who are highly-employable global citizens.

  • We are a values-based school and received our VBE schools award in summer 2017.
  • We have 12 school values which underpin our culture and ethos.

Our Homily

  • Each value is explored for a month in our weekly assemblies.
  • Our values underpin our curriculum and we look for teachable moments to embed them in the real world. For example in a Drama lesson reading Anne Frank’s Diary we may explore the values of Resilience, Diversity and Kindness when discussing how the Jews were treated by the Nazis.
  • Our rewards celebrate when our values are embodied and our consequences sanction when choices contravene our values.