Values and Ethos

Throughout the Summer term, at the end of the 2018/19 academic year, we as a school community went through the process of selecting a set of core values. These values are to underpin everything we do as a school community, forming the foundations for how we do things, every day. In short, they would become the ‘Queensmead Way’.

As part of the process, we went out to students, parents and staff to get their input, as vital stakeholders in the education of the young people here at Queensmead, into what values they thought were most important. We asked all parties what values they thought were paramount in lessons, in future employment and in life beyond school or work, when in the community. 

From the feedback we received, we selected the top four values. We are incredibly proud of these four values and feel they represent us as a school perfectly. 

The four values selected were:

  • Kindness
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Independence

We feel these core values represent both our commitment to academic excellence as well as our determination to maintain a caring community for everyone. 

Now we have our core values as a school, we will be working this year, to introduce and embed the values into everything we do. Initiatives ranging from assemblies and form time activities to lesson content and competitions will be introduced in order to embed and celebrate these values as a school community.