Vision and values

At Sir Jonathan North Girls’ College our simple aim is to create ‘good people’. We believe education is the key to achieving this. Central to our approach are the core values of Resourcefulness, Resilience, Respect and Reflectiveness (known as the 4Rs). The development of these character strengths is interwoven through our academic and holistic opportunities and is supported by a wider range of qualities seen below. Together these provide a skill set we encourage and support our students to develop throughout their journey with us, enabling them to thrive as they take on new challenges within school and beyond.

 

Resourcefulness

Resilience

Respect

Reflectiveness

Curiosity Determination Kindness Self-awareness
Reasoning Optimism Empathy Listening
Independence Perseverance Communication Problem-solving
Confidence Self-control Gratitude Questioning
Creativity Enthusiasm Teamwork Improving

We are incredibly excited about the prospect of seeing young people develop during their time at Sir Jonathan North and want to work closely in partnership with parents/carers and their children.

 

Our Pledge 

 

SUCCESSFUL

  • Our high-quality teaching and tutoring gives students every opportunity to be successful both academically and personally. We have a strong track record in ensuring our students develop key skills for life and are able to talk, write, read well and be numerically fluent.
  • We seek to ensure our students know the necessary steps on this journey, providing comprehensive guidance on appropriate courses and apprenticeships which feed into the career path they wish to follow.

 

JOURNEY

  • We offer a 5-year planned curriculum for academic and holistic development through which students receive high quality feedback and are taught strategies to make learning stick. We build in opportunities for students to develop character strengths embodied in our values, the 4Rs, so your child becomes a responsible citizen who will make a positive contribution to society.
  • We develop students' cultural capital through a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities too, including trips, clubs, charity events, residential trips and visiting speakers which allow students to learn outside of the classroom.

 

NURTURED

  • We ensure that students feel safe, happy and valued, so that they can become successful, independent learners who enjoy learning, make excellent progress and fulfil their holistic potential, regardless of their background.
  • We provide a tutoring system and pastoral structure consisting of well-trained and caring staff who will know students individually and support them through their journey.
  • We praise and reward effort and achievement of individual students.

 

GROWTH

  • We take every opportunity to allow our students to grow and develop over their five years with us through our pastoral and academic curriculums. The skills and qualities gained enable our young people to succeed academically as well as socially, spiritually, morally and culturally.

 

CHALLENGED

  • Students are challenged to be the best versions of themselves so they leave us as strong, adaptable young people who are able to embrace life’s challenges.
  • We maintain a consistent dialogue with parents/carers ensuring that we work in partnership to allow your child to flourish.