A SCHOOL WHERE EVERYONE IS DESERVING OF AN EXCELLENT EDUCATION, SHOULD AIM HIGH AND BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES TO BE THE VERY BEST THAT THEY CAN BE
At Dormston, the basics underpin everything that they do.
Their philosophy is simple. If all partners – students, parents and carers work together then every child will be able to attain their absolute best.
In their recent Ofsted inspection, they were judged good with the inspectors noting the school is a harmonious and cohesive community.
Leaders and teachers share common values of Effort, Knowledge, Respect, Responsibility and Resilience with students. They work together to ensure that students achieve their best.
Newly-appointed Headteacher, Caroline Sutton fully believes that partnership in all its guises is the key to success. She said: “I am certain that parents and carers will share the high hopes and aspirations that the school has for its students. I believe that irrespective of background, everyone is deserving of an excellent education, should aim high and be given the opportunities to be the very best that they can be.
“If you always try your best, no one will ask more of you. We expect Dormston students to be proud of what they achieve during their time with us and be proud of who they are. We want every student to be the very best version of themselves and uphold our core values of Knowledge, Effort, Respect, Resilience and Responsibility.
“Teaching staff work hard to ensure that they plan and teach lessons that Dormston School are challenging and engaging. Staff are monitored regularly and work hard to ensure that the students receive the education that is appropriate for them.
“Attendance is vital. If children aren’t in school, they can’t make the most of the learning and enrichment opportunities on offer to them. Our expectation is high. Poor attendence is always challenged. We encourage every student to be above 97% attendance and all pupils to aim for 100%.
“As always we expect the highest standards of behaviour. Behaviour for learning is paramount. We are proud of our strong climate for learning. Students being polite and respectful to their peers is a given. We will not tolerate aggressive, abusive or disrespectful behaviour in any form.
Students at Dormston have the right to feel safe and happy and know that their learning is of the highest importance without disturbance or interruption from others.
“Our facilities are outstanding and complement our safe and supportive learning environment. Our theatre and sporting facilities are held in high regard both within school and the local community.
“We believe that learning should extend beyond the classroom. To support this, we have a wide variety of extra curricular opportunities on offer to students. Duke of Edinburgh, house competitions, school productions and sports clubs give a flavour of what is on offer.
“We look forward to welcoming you to Dormston.”