"LOVE ONE ANOTHER DEEPLY. HONOUR OTHERS MORE THAN YOURSELVES" ROMANS 12:10
Our vision at St. George’s is to provide academic excellence within a deeply caring, Christian community. Our faith nurtures a deep commitment to our town and its young people and the desire to see both succeed and flourish.
Our mission is to provide our pupils with a rigorous and transformational Christian education building on the values of wisdom, hope, community, dignity and equality which prepares them for success at university and beyond.
Wisdom, hope, community, service and thankfulness demonstrate our Christian character and are the standards by which we live out our collective vision as a school community. Each value is championed by one of our year groups and is linked to one of the wonderful charities that we support.
OUR MOTTO - BELIEVE, ACHIEVE AND CARE
As a Church of England school within the Blackburn Diocese and a member of the Cidari family, we encourage an understanding of the meaning, value, purpose and significance of faith, by worshipping daily and promoting Christian values in our life and practices. We believe in the limitless potential God has given to us all to achieve excellence regardless of our backgrounds. By offering our pupils a rich curriculum and excellent teaching, we seek to inspire them by opening up new horizons.
We have high expectations for all our pupils, and believe that with great teaching and a lot of love and care, every child at St George’s can fulfil their potential. This both warm and strict approach means pupils feel safe and secure in the Academy but also confident to contribute to the future of the Academy and the community. We strive to create role models and leaders in our community and through them to create a safer, fairer, and happier society. We seek to create life-chances by challenging and encouraging our pupils to aim high and achieve in whatever fields they choose to pursue and setting ambitious targets for themselves
The St George’s family believes a harmonious and inclusive community, built on the values of respect, honesty and kindness, acts as a civilising influence for all. We aim for a safe, healthy and happy school, where people of all faiths, and no faith at all, are welcomed and valued; a school that pupils love and in which they openly speak about feeling loved. Spiritual, moral, cultural and social development underpins academic development at St. In order to make dreams a reality, we foster values and approaches that transform the lives of our pupils.
OUR DNA – THE SG WAY
At St George’s, we have tried to take the best ideas from academies, schools, the independent sector and abroad. No individual element of our practice is revolutionary. Others have said that it is the way in which ideas have been combined and embedded with rigour and simplicity that has allowed us to make such a strong start on our 5 year journey. We don’t believe in off-the-shelf strategies or practices; there is no silver bullet. It is really about being values driven, having clear vision, focusing relentlessly on results, operating strict routines, doing the simple things well every day, and building strong relationships at all levels.
Our ‘no excuses’ approach instils strong learning habits ‘The SG Way’ ultimately helping pupils become better qualified, more successful and happier. We expect pupils to follow homework and equipment rules, wear uniform with pride and always be ‘on task’, fully engaged and ready to learn.
Those who have visited our schools have recognised that our structures liberate teachers to teach and pupils to learn – because pupils know why we do things, they buy into them. In our achievement-oriented culture, it is cool to be smart, and all pupils work hard to climb the mountain to university or a real alternative.
Being wholly committed to our mission & vision is not that intellectually sophisticated, it is just common sense and we, as a team, need to have the persistence and humility to return to it every day; to sustain our routines and live our values over and over – the humility to commit is critical.
These are a set of learning habits (The SG Way) that as a group of stakeholders we have defined to make them simple to communicate and to enforce. They focus on behaviour in lessons; behaviour in corridors and around the school; behaviour outside the school. We agreed the aspects of uniform that will be enforced by automatic sanctions, what we mean by ‘late’, what we expect in terms of personal equipment, use of electronic devices, noise levels, movement in and between lessons and the extent to which homework can or should be included among the other issues.
The bar is already high and our systems demonstrate clarity, consistency, fairness and justice and, when the bar is going to be raised significantly, it is important for everyone in the community to see this.