“Working together in a safe and inclusive environment to develop creative, disciplined and aspirational pupils.”
Core to the success of our pupils and school, we have identified five values that underpin everything we do, and which we believe our children need to show in order to be successful in the future:
Respect: a feeling of admiration for others because of their good qualities, actions and achievements.
Resilience: the ability to cope when things don’t go as planned.
Empathy: being able to understand how someone else feels.
Tolerance: accepting and respecting other people for their differences.
Self-Belief: a belief in ones own ability to complete tasks and reach their goals.
Every child who attends Dorchester is given the best opportunities to thrive and develop the skills to go on and be successful, life-long learners.
We have developed an exciting, flexible curriculum which is tailored to the needs of our children; developing their knowledge, skills and understanding as well as providing a wide-range of enrichment opportunities to excite them. Our curriculum is mapped out carefully to ensure that there is a clear progression of skills
Our focus on basic skills ensures children are ‘Secondary ready’ when the leave us, ready to face the challenges of the next stage of their education.
We prioritise our children’s well-being and promote a real sense of belonging. We are well aware of the challenges our children face and have a strong pastoral team in place to help them overcome any difficulties.
We strive to develop inquisitive learners, who question the world around them and independently find solutions to problems. We expect our children to build resilience and confidence to enable them to face any challenge they come across.
We prepare our children for life in modern Britain by looking at the values that uphold our society and we allow children to discuss and express themselves in a safe non-judgemental environment.
Promoting character traits to deal with the challenges of life.
HCAT Signature: Community members;
– demonstrate the appropriate key character virtues particularly resilience and resourcefulness
– contribute positively to the community
– have a social conscience
– are responsible citizens