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Ethos and Aims

LBTS Motto - Educate. Empower. Excel.


LBTS Values & Ethos

Achievement

We are committed to enabling students to realise their potential through the provision of great teaching and a wide range of opportunities inside and outside the classroom.

"There is no magic to achievement. It is really about hard work, choices and persistence"

Michelle Obama 


Aspiration

We want every student who leaves LBTS to have high hopes through exploring the opportunities for further study, work and leisure, both now and in the future

"Let’s make our future now and let us make our dreams tomorrow's reality"

Malala Yousafzai


Resilience

We will help to grow the skills and qualities our students will need to overcome any personal and academic challenges they will encounter, through our LBTS5 programme and through embedding academic resilience in our teaching.  

"I never lose. I either win or learn"

Nelson Mandela


Responsibility

To ensure that all students make a positive contribution both now and in the future. We expect students to lead and support others and to take responsibility for their behaviour through Pastoral support, the Governors’ Award and leadership activities

"The time is always right to do what is right”

Martin Luther King, Jr


Respect

To ensure that all are treated fairly particularly in regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We place respect at the core of LBTS because everyone is of equal value and through reporting and taking action we can and will maintain this.

"I was brought up to believe that people were different but equal and that I should treat everyone with the same respect"

Malorie Blackman


Vision

Aspirations

Realising ASPIRATIONS through a KNOWLEDGE BASED CURRICULUM that is:

  • Dynamic to changing needs of students
  • Focused on fundamental concepts upon which future knowledge is built
  • Based on how Domain Specific knowledge is best learned
  • Takes into account cross curricular demands and builds cross curricular links
  • Built on common core principles across the school to make it anti racist & anti sexist
  • Benchmarked, both internally and externally

Achievement

Accelerates ACHIEVEMENT, through CONSISTENTLY EXCELLENT TEACHING and targeted intervention, which includes:

  • A return to CONSISTENCY & ROUTINE, embedding the NON-NEGOTIABLES in EVERY LESSON
  • CPD programmes focused on developing expertise in teaching particular key sages
  • Monitoring and individual intervention, where necessary, on lesson planning that engages and accelerates learning through better knowledge sequencing
  • Marking and assessment that enables diagnosis of learning gaps, which also builds confidence and self esteem in students, who see themselves as successes
  • Greater provision for SEN students WITHIN the classroom
  • Focus on securing progress & achievement of HPA, BOYS, BCRB & PP students

Resilient

Helping our students to become RESILIENT in their personal lives, making them CONFIDENT and HAPPY people that are well equipped for their future lives . We will do this through:

  • Auditing the LBTS5 curriculum in order to plan provision that is based around RSE/HE needs of our students
  • Better listening to what the students need from their school - student voice to inform curriculum subjects, marking policy and whole school issues
  • Encouraging creativity and reawakening our right brains
  • Encouraging physical fitness through increased provision in extra curricular sporting activities
  • Running student interventions that build a positive self image, including the use of older students to deliver these to younger ones

Respect

Fighting for SOCIAL JUSTICE to help make the world the place our students deserve it to be, ensuring they are treated with RESPECT, as well as being champions for this. This will be achieved by:

  • Taking a collective responsibility for our own racial fluency, but with a differentiated approach, that is quality assured
  • Investing time and training to further decolonise our school curriculum, across the whole curriculum, in a meaningful way
  • Taking time to have more meaningful conversations about race with our students, as well as other intersecting issues of discrimination
  • Encourage students to be advocates and change makers, both of school policy and with regard to national issues

Responsibility

Having a joint community RESPONSIBILITY for ensuring the SUSTAINED FUTURE SUCCESS of the school, so we are able to fulfill these promises to our students and their families. This is based on:

  • Being the first choice for local families both for year 7 and year 12
  • Forming a soft federation with the Wyvern Federation of Primary schools
  • Upskilling and engaging with students before they reach us, including via a series of “secondary specialism” projects
  • Better liaison between Primary and LBTS teachers to refine the curriculum, based on greater knowledge of students’ starting points