The 'BASICS' Philosophy

“The school’s ‘BASICS’ philosophy encourages a sense of ‘belonging, aspiration, success, identity, challenge and safety’, which, in turn, underpins the promotion of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual, and cultural development.”


All pupils should feel valued and that they have a secure role in the school community. All pupils should understand how they belong in relation to their family network, social groups, local and global community and what the benefits of belonging to these bring to individuals and groups.


Pupils should be ambitious with appropriate goals for themselves, others, their generation and for the world they live in.


Pupils should feel physically and emotionally safe so that they can then take risks with their learning and tackle challenges within a protective environment. Pupils should understand personal responsibility for managing risk and personal safety.


Pupils should have a strong sense of personal identity and how this supports a feeling of stability and promotes resilience in an individual, a community and across the globe.


Pupils should feel success and know when and why they have been successful. All pupils should experience success regularly to promote a positive image and encourage pupils to aspire for more and achieve .