Our Vision and Ethos

Our Vision

At Benfield, we instil in our students a belief that they have the potential to be successful. Simply believing that they can do it, is half the battle.

We see our job as providing the right guidance, environment and high quality learning to help make each student’s dreams come true.

We don’t see ourselves as an ‘education machine’. While high academic marks are certainly something to aim for, they are only part of what makes a happy, confident and successful student.

At Benfield School we aim to develop thoughtful, well rounded young people, who will make a positive contribution to society.

We do this by:

  1. Creating an inclusive, calm and caring learning environment offering a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum for all our students
  2. Ensuring all members of our school contribute to a safe and calm environment where the atmosphere reflects respect and dignity
  3. Encouraging students to develop into sensitive, tolerant and responsible individuals who make a positive contribution both within and beyond school
  4. Supporting our students to develop a sense of responsibility around their personal health and well-being
  5. Supporting our students to be happy, confident and motivated so they engage in their learning and the wide range of other activities on offer
  6. Ensuring our students thrive, experience success and are prepared for adult life
  7. Developing leadership skills that can be applied to all areas of life
  8. Promoting Benfield values

 

Our Ethos

As a small school we can take a more personalised approach to the care and guidance we provide, we are committed to recruiting staff who are prepared to go the extra mile.

We are recognised as being an exceptionally nurturing and caring school by Ofsted, other professionals, parents and visitors.

Working closely with parents is a key priority for us and we aim to involve parents and carers at every opportunity.

The happiness and wellbeing of our students is our number one priority. Each student has a care support team of Form Tutor, Year Leader and a Progress Manager (Yr11-13), to whom they can turn at any time.

We have other staff, with specific skills, to provide additional help and advice, as necessary.