Ethos and Values

Teaching is most effectively delivered in traditional classrooms to small class groups, we use our open spaces within our curriculum areas when needed.

The Whitstable School:

  • Has high expectations of our pupils and our staff as life-long learners
  • Aspires for achievement beyond expectation
  • Focuses on learning, engagement and progress
  • Celebrates shared values showing care, courtesy and consideration              

The Whitstable School’s curriculum has been designed to flexibly meet the needs of today’s pupils and help them thrive amidst the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world.  At the end of Year 9 pupils are given an element of choice in their curriculum.

Achievement in all subjects is monitored closely ensuring aspirational but realistic targets are set for each learner. The targets will be shared and the journey towards achievement will be celebrated throughout the school community. Pupil voice is gathered to enable the pupil body to be listened to and help shape their school.

Conduct throughout the school shows care, courtesy and consideration. Pupils that fall short of expectations will be dealt with swiftly, effectively and fairly. Mutual respect permeates the school and relationships between staff and pupils are positive. A form tutor meets your child every day and delivers engaging activities that prepare pupils with transferable skills and support wellbeing.

Our shared school values are illustrated by our ‘on TRACK’ system:

  • Tolerance
  • Resilience
  • Achievement
  • Courtesy
  • Knowledge

These core values are central in all we do at The Whitstable School and are linked intrinsically to classroom behaviours, pedagogy and IBCP learner profiles.

We promote these values with all stakeholders and celebrate pupils who demonstrate these values.