Whitworth Community High School aims to equip all learners with the skills needed to succeed in a changing world. We aim to encourage all our students to achieve their potential through a culture of high expectations for everyone.
Learning is at the centre of all that we do and we aim to encourage a commitment to learning that is not based solely on the acquisition of knowledge but on the development of the skills, attributes and values needed to encourage life-long learning.
By life-long learning we mean:
Life-long learning is for teachers too and Whitworth Community High School is committed to encouraging collaborative approaches to planning and development so that teachers can learn from each other. This involves the creating of a ‘safe’ environment where all learners, both staff and students, can openly discuss individual strengths and areas for improvement without feeling a sense of ‘failure’.
Our learning community should be characterised by a ‘can-do’ culture, where learners are offered a diverse range of activities and methods of learning to raise aspirations.
Engagement with a variety of opportunities local, national and global, should help to raise awareness of how our own learning community contributes to such developments.
Learners should be inspired to act as leaders through involvement in activities such as the school council, form representation, student mentor scheme, school prefect and the house system.
Healthy life-styles will be encouraged through our sporting facilities, a range of clubs and other extra curricular activities such as music, art and drama.
Finally, creativity, innovation, collaboration and courage should characterise our learning community. There should be a willingness to be different and creative in spite of all the daily demands and routines, within a clear culture of consistency in striving for the best for all our learners.