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Aylesford School is a forward thinking, ambitious and exciting learning environment. All our fundamental principles centre on the teaching and learning experience with students at the core of our work. We believe in academic rigour and the concept of improving on previous best. Aylesford School is proud of the school ethos, our teachers and students and the learning relationship we nurture. We prepare our students to access higher education or employment and guide and encourage them to be good citizens capable of adapting to adult life in the 21st century. I hope you can feel the sense of energy created here by reading our web pages!
We prepare our students to access higher education or employment and guide and encourage them to be good citizens capable of adapting to adult life in the 21st century.
I firmly believe that the school is a place where teachers teach and children learn and view the home/school partnership as a fundamental pillar in the support of the development of our young people. Good parenting and quality care give boys and girls a real advantage in achieving scholastic success. It is no secret that schools that perform well, according to OFSTED performance indicators, do so with the support and co-operation of parents and carers. Those households where families allow and engage in discussion about school work and don’t separate it from home life put down invaluable markers for children. It is at home that adults form the embryonic attitude to learning and represent role models for young people. I am determined to build on the success culture that already exists at Aylesford, to reward and praise achievement and to reinforce the idea of action and consequence in attitude and approach. All schools need a calm, purposeful and disciplined environment and a clear work ethos that allows teachers to do their job effectively for the benefit of students.
Those households where families allow and engage in discussion about school work and don’t separate it from home life put down invaluable markers for children. It is at home that adults form the embryonic attitude to learning and represent role models for young people.
I want Aylesford School to:
- Develop a love of learning
- Continuously develop the teaching and learning experience
- Consistently raise expectations and aspirations
- Maintain a strong focus on raising attainment and achievement
- Develop standards through challenge
I know that the overwhelming majority of young people who come to Aylesford School are well motivated and want to do well. The school will work tirelessly to ensure potential is met through excellent teaching, the establishment of positive learning relationships, effective assessment and constructive feedback. As a parent I am confident that many, if not all of you, share my views and ask you to assist the school and contribute to a successful school day in ensuring that your child(ren):
- Leave home in full school uniform, blazers on, ties done up so that they cover all buttons on the shirt/blouse, shirts tucked in rather than rolled up or hanging loose and shoes and not trainers on their feet!
- Attend regularly and are punctual in their attendance.
- Have all the necessary equipment for their day.
- Complete homework and check their planner.
- Understand that the school is a seat of learning and that codes of conduct operate for the benefit of all.
- Learn that good manners, courtesy, respect and consideration for others are free but are very often paid back in kind; and that asking “why?” to an instruction is not acceptable but asking “why” in the context of learning is to be encouraged.
The school will work tirelessly to ensure potential is met through excellent teaching, the establishment of positive learning relationships, effective assessment and constructive feedback
In return, I promise to do all I can to make the school an attractive and exciting place to study.I recognise Aylesford as brimming with talented, resourceful and committed teachers who want to work with your boys and girls to maximise their educational potential. I want children to be successful here and I know that together we can make this happen. As adults we form two corners of the triangular school relationship made up between school, home and student. If we are united in what needs to happen for school to work and for our young people to place a value on learning, we form the solid base and foundation of the pyramid leading to educational success.
I want children to be successful here and I know that together we can make this happen.
I am very optimistic regarding the future here and believe that in driving the school forward we will together achieve opportunity and excellence. In so doing we will prepare our young people for further study, creative thinking and employment in the 21st Century. I trust that I and the school can count on your existing or future support.
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