Team Birchwood believes in the power of aspiration, knowledge and kindness. We know that we achieve our best when we work together.
High expectations, high aspirations and high achievement rely upon a positive working environment based upon respect. For us, respect means unconditional positive regard for everyone in our learning community. A strong moral purpose enables learners and students to grow into independent, responsible young adults who can access a happy and healthy future. At Birchwood, we strive to ensure that every lesson counts, for every child, every day. We expect teachers to deliver engaging lessons that ensure learners and students acquire knowledge and develop skills. For this to happen, behaviour must enable every teacher to teach and every child to learn. We expect learners and students to come ready each day to challenge themselves to be the very best they can be. We have a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to help children develop all their skills and talents and there are many opportunities to develop their leadership skills throughout their school life.
We are 100% committed to our learners and students. We seek to sustain a community that is rooted in respect and the belief that every learner/student can succeed. We endeavour to equip our young people with the qualities, qualifications and values that will enable them to lead fulfilling lives and become responsible citizens. We want the children in our care to leave us with high aspirations, secure knowledge and a kind heart.
We maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour; one of the ways this is by embracing the British Values: democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty and mutual respect; and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Our ambitions for our learners and students are for them to be:
safe, happy and cared for in a secure and supportive environment.
supported and challenged to do their best through excellent teaching, a broad and balanced curriculum and a wide variety of experiences.
recognised, celebrated and rewarded for all their achievements so they develop confidence and independence.
developed emotionally, intellectually and morally so that they are able to be successful in the rapidly changing, multicultural society in which we live.
successful, whether through academic qualifications or a more vocational route, so they can move on to the next stage in their life.