At Denefield School, we believe in ‘enabling potential, expecting the best’ and we are committed to working in partnership to secure continual improvement in an inclusive environment.
We want all of our young people to receive a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and to experience a range of exciting and engaging extra-curricular activities and opportunities so that they develop into well-rounded individuals who have both the academic qualifications and personal attributes to thrive in modern Britain.
We are committed to our students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as to promoting the Denefield core CHARACTER values of confidence, happiness, articulacy, resilience, ambition, courage, tolerance, empathy and respect.
We aim to ensure that our students develop spiritually so that they are confident and happy, readily seeking new opportunities to develop themselves and believe that they can change things for the better; and courageous individuals who are creative, resourceful and active problem solvers.
We aim to ensure that our students develop morally so that they can recognise and understand the difference between right and wrong and so that they are respectful, acting with integrity and contributing positively to society.
We aim to ensure that our students develop socially so that they are articulate with well-developed communication skills, empathetic, able to relate well to others and form positive relationships; and resilient, facing challenges with grit and perseverance.
We aim to ensure that our students develop culturally so that they are tolerant, appreciating and respecting difference and diversity.
Spiritual, moral, social and moral development and the CHARACTER values permeate our whole school ethos; they are taught as part of our CHARACTER education programme and are promoted throughout the academic curriculum and pastoral system.