We are providing a service to the students and their parents as well as to the wider community in Witham and beyond. That service must be the highest quality of which we are capable. The John Bramston School is COMMITTED TO QUALITY and this requires us to respond to the needs of our customers, treating each other as internal customers and constantly striving to improve the service that we offer. Our central purpose is to provide an academic environment in which all students have both the opportunity and the encouragement to develop their full potential.
The John Bramston School is committed to:
- excellence in academic study;
- offering a range of opportunities for children of all abilities to demonstrate success;
- care and concern for all students as individuals.
This commitment can be summarised by the mnemonic ARC
Range of opportunities
Care and concern for individuals
1. To provide all students with the opportunity and encouragement to develop their full potential.
2. To provide an environment where love of learning can flourish, so that students and staff are encouraged to view learning as a continuing and lifelong process.
3. To prepare students to play a full and constructive role in a democratic and pluralist society; in the worlds of work, leisure and family life.
1. To provide a well structured curriculum with appropriate mechanisms to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve the best of which he or she is capable in academic terms.
2. To provide a range of academic and leisure opportunities for students to achieve success.
3. To provide a pastoral structure in which all students are viewed as individuals and are provided with the support and guidance needed to assist them to achieve their full potential.
4. To provide a framework for spiritual development, and for the encouragement of moral and social values which will enable students to respect the views and rights of others, to know right from wrong and stand up for what is right.
5. To maintain a friendly, purposeful and caring atmosphere where all can feel secure and equally valued as members of the school community.
6. To provide a working environment which is well resourced in staffing, books and equipment, and where the premises are clean, tidy and well cared for.
7. To maintain good relations with the local community, including parents, local industry, feeder junior schools, and other local organisations and services, and to provide opportunities for students to make a contribution to the local community.
8. To provide a structure for consultative management and sound administration so that all members of the school community are able to make a full contribution.
9. To ensure that there is a continuous programme of staff development and training for all members of staff, linked to a supportive appraisal system.
10. To be able to adapt and respond to the changing needs of the students, staff, parents and the wider community.
11. To ensure that the aims are known and understood by all members of the school community and that all staff actively work towards the achievement of the objectives.
We are aware of the needs of our students to develop morally and spiritually as well as academically and socially.
Religious Education is taught by specialist teachers throughout the school. The importance attached to Christianity in our society is reflected whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of other principal religions represented in Great Britain.
We have a strong system of pastoral care, which ensures that every child is known and treated as an individual. College students provide help and encouragement for the younger children by means of a mentoring system.