Pupils have a well-grounded sense of their own self-worth as well as a clear idea of right and wrong.
ISI Inspection, June 2011
THE MEAD SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
School Aims: Enabling every child to feel success
Ambition: ECOPAAP: Every child: Outstanding Pastoral, Artistic & Academic Progress Our Baseline represents our minimum standard.
Our Pastoral, Artistic and Academic strands have equal weighting because a child’s character, creativity and academic ability are all equally important for future success and happiness, in senior school and adult life (particularly in the 21st century).
The level of progress a child makes is dependent on their environment (school and home) and the mindset this fosters. We therefore aim to create an environment which tangibly promotes ‘The Mindset of a Meadite’. If we can grow these qualities and habits of mind then we are raising children who will be highly independent and motivated in their learning and therefore are more likely to make outstanding Pastoral, Artistic & Academic progress.
The Mindset of a Meadite
We treat others as we would wish to be treated; namely with kindness, empathy, honesty and exemplary manners. We champion and nurture one another as a large family under one roof. As our global perspective grows, so does our respect, tolerance and sense of responsibility. We are charitable by nature and offer unfailingly warm hospitality.
We take pride in our work and have unapologetically high expectations. Independently and collaboratively we embrace challenge and seek improvement through accurate communication, craftsmanship, resilience, perseverance and adaptability. We live at the edge of our capabilities, willing to push beyond them with confidence and optimism on our journey to becoming lifelong learners and leaders.
We are creative and adventurous risk takers, free from the fear of failure and inspired to seek passions, interests and a deeper knowledge and understanding. We are discerning truth seekers, determined to investigate accuracy. We are brave future leaders, willing to challenge convention and stereotype. We are mindful, self-reflective, open minded and spiritually aware.
In conclusion, The Mead’s Mission is to ensure we achieve our minimum standard, namely for all Meadites to feel success whilst also working relentlessly towards our Ambition which is for all Meadites to make outstanding Pastoral, Artistic and Academic progress. To achieve this we need a development plan that focuses on creating a school environment which prioritises the promotion of The Mindset of a Meadite alongside increasingly expert teaching, distributed leadership and positive parental partnerships.