Believe, Achieve, Succeed!
Our motto is an integral part of our philosophy. Here it is explained in more detail:
Believe - We have extremely high expectations and make no apology for this! With the trusting relationship between adult and child, pupils strive to achieve the very highest standards. One glance at the walls of our schools or the photos of activities will demonstrate this.
Achieve - By this, we mean that achievements go beyond full marks in a weekly spelling test! A child with low self confidence or little common sense may be able to gain full marks in a rote learning test, but we don't see this (commendable as it is) as learning for life. If a child feels good about himself, he knows that even if he fails, he will be supported and learn from the experience. A child who has high levels of self confidence, resilience and a 'can do' attitude will tackle the most testing activity with positivity and will often far exceed expectations. Our role is to ensure that our children know how to learn, not what to learn.
Succeed - It's cool to succeed at St George's and we celebrate achievements at a 'Good Work Assembly' each week. Achievements take many forms - it may be separating happily from parents on a child's first day or it might be an adult has noticed a child helping another child. Equally achievements might be writing a fantastic story using suberb adjectives or mastering long multiplication. It very much depends on the child, but we ensure that every child experiences some form of success every day.
Don't take our word for it - ask our parents or take a look at our Ofsted report. We know what we are doing works and are very proud of our boys and girls.