Our school motto underpins our ethos of partnership in the pursuit of high achievement:
“Together We Achieve”
Our mission statement encapsulates our broad educational aims:
There are 4 key strategic areas we describe as our “strategic cornerstones” and we believe are key to our ongoing success. We focus on these each year in our school planning to ensure we continue to work towards our mission statement. All 4 areas are underpinned by our advanced and innovative use of New Technology.
- An inclusive ethos underpinned by a strong code of behaviour
- A determined focus on teaching and learning which stems from evidence informed best practice.
- A rich, varied and well-sequenced curriculum.
We are a fully inclusive school focused on the needs of each individual; we want all our students to taste success and to be rewarded for that success.
We are a caring community and foster the highest levels of empathy and respect for all members of our community.
We require high standards of behaviour at all times as we know good behaviour is essential for effective learning to take place. We don’t accept any form of bullying, disruption to lessons or rudeness to other members of our community.
As part of our caring attitude, we strive for excellence in all areas and will challenge students appropriately if they don’t meet our high expectations
We are committed to the belief that parents are crucial partners and will keep you regularly informed of progress. It is our expectation that you will support us where there are difficulties and that you will also share in celebrating your son or daughter’s numerous successes during their time with us.
Traditional values of working hard, taking pride in one’s appearance and demonstrating good manners are, we believe, essential ingredients for success at Featherstone. I know that if we work together there is no limit to what our young people can achieve.
Our whole school community is expected to model and promote our values to help sustain and maintain our positive behaviour culture.
Our 6 FHS values are our core guiding principles that drive our behaviour expectations and behaviour for learning culture at FHS. They influence our everyday practices and relationships with others. The 6 FHS values have been carefully chosen by discussions with students and staff at FHS.
We expect all students to be caring and kind to each other and staff. Students must be respectful of others. We all have different life experiences that make us who we are so it is important that all students are respectful to staff and peers alike. The challenge for all students will be re-adapting to school life after lockdown. We expect all of our students to be resilient and to continue to work hard so that they reach their full potential and socially maintain positive lasting relationships. The partnership between students and staff plus home and school must be harmonious as we balance the needs of individuals with needs of the school. As of our practices and decisions will be inclusive as we take into account the needs of our school community.