Welcome to our 2007/08 Academic Year. Our Head Teacher, Mr May introduces us to you.
We are a mixed, well provided, comprehensive secondary school on the eastern fringes of London, just to the north east of Hornchurch.
We pursue excellence of all kinds and give recognition to achievement and to effort. We encourage pupils to grow in self-confidence, develop initiative and to value themselves. At the same time, we teach them to value other people, to co-operate with them and show them consideration and respect.
Our values of behaviour, appearance and courtesy are traditional. We attach great importance to good manners and civilised, considerate behaviour.
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Emerson Park School is a mixed, county, comprehensive school for pupils aged 11 to 16 years. It is a medium sized school, admitting up to 200 eleven year olds annually, of all abilities.
As a medium sized school, we have a number of advantages. The School is big enough to be able to provide excellent resources, yet small enough to enjoy a community atmosphere. All pupils are known well by those who teach them and so are able to enjoy a sense of security and continuity throughout their schooling.
We value equally the education of all our pupils, whatever their ability. We have high expectations and endeavour to meet fully their different needs. By providing pupils with varied and challenging learning experiences, we aim to develop the unique qualities and talents of each pupil.
Aims of the School
Emerson Park School offers its pupils a unique educational experience, philosophy and heritage. We aim to support our pupils' educational growth in mind, body and spirit, to build upon their prior learning, develop their unique talents and potential, and prepare them for the next steps in their lives. Through our distinctive ethos, curriculum and teaching, we aspire to excellence in learning, individual progress and achievement. We encourage and challenge all of our students to be the best they can be and to make a positive contribution in school and beyond. We will promote three central themes:
- We strive to offer the highest standards in teaching and learning, backed by individual progress mentoring. We keep parents informed and involved with their child's education through regular reports and meetings.
- We aim to make learning interesting and enjoyable. Our curriculum aims to offer a broad balance of essential and wider experiences so that each child can find something they can enjoy and in which they can find success. The breadth of subjects will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding needed for the ever-changing world. As a Specialist Sports College, we believe that sport can offer something for everyone and is a way of promoting standards of learning throughout the school. We specifically aim to raise standards of health and fitness, to develop student leadership and responsibility and offer special opportunities in sport.
- We want our students to be happy at school, as this encourages successful learning. We therefore treat our students with respect and as individuals in a caring, supportive and safe community. We ask our students to treat others as they would wish to be treated themselves. We recognise the role the School has within the wider community and we work with parents, primary schools, colleges and other agencies. We aim to encourage our students to become excellent citizens and our citizenship education programme has a key role within the School.