The three R's
Our aim is to develop ...
... in each of our students to become confident and motivated young adults.
JSTC prides itself on creating a warm, nurturing and respectful learning environment at the heart of its local community. Staff are passionate about ensuring students receive a first class educational experience in a happy, stimulating setting. As a school, we value, appreciate and celebrate the achievements and efforts of our students.
Staff at JSTC work hard to ensure lessons are both engaging and challenging. Our carefully planned curriculum will nurture and guide our students not only to academic success, but will also ensure they leave us as young adults ready to play a key role in the wider world. Together, we can support your child to excel in school, be happy and leave as confident young people.
JSTC values the contributions that all students make – whether in the classroom, on the sports field or swimming pool, as part of a team in our school council, leading a primary school event or helping a young student with their reading. We believe that, in partnership with parents, we can make the difference and ensure that your child reaches their full potential.
What are British Values?
In 2014 the Department for Education published guidance on promoting British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain.
The guidance aims to help schools understand their responsibilities in this area, and their duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These values were first set out by the government in the ‘Prevent’ strategy in 2011.
Until now schools have been required to ‘respect’ these values, but as a result of changes, schools must now have a clear strategy for embedding these values and show how their work with pupils has been effective in doing so. In a letter to the Education Select Committee in March 2014, the then Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools, Lord Nash explained the changes were designed to “tighten up the standards on pupil welfare to improve safeguarding, and the standards on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC) of pupils to strengthen the barriers to extremism”.
Ofsted and the independent inspectorates now take the work of schools in this area into account during inspections.
Lord Nash said:
Examples of the understanding and knowledge pupils are expected to learn include:
Examples of actions schools can take to promote British values are to: