Aims & EthosThe spiritual development of the pupils is excellent. Quaker values are central to the life of the school. ISI report 2015 ~ to view a full copy of the ISI report click here.
Sibford is a Quaker School. Our Quaker ethos, which is expressed through the following aims, underpins all our policies and practices:
- to nurture the qualities which we perceive to represent that of God in everyone;
- to create and maintain a culture in which all members of the community can be themselves, developing confidence, self-esteem and tolerance;
- to enable every pupil to recognise and acknowledge his or her gifts and talents and to help each one realise his or her potential wheresoever it may lie;
- to meet the needs of our pupils, be they educational or pastoral, by ensuring a secure setting in which they feel valued and respected;
- to provide our pupils with a thirst for life-long learning and an appreciation of and active concern for their immediate environment and the wider community.
All members of the school community are equally valued, resulting in open, friendly and courteous relationships between pupils and staff.
While the majority of pupils and staff are not Quakers, the whole school community meets together in a morning assembly or ‘Meeting for Worship’. This is a time when staff and pupils ~ of all faiths and none ~ share a period of quiet reflection, a rare opportunity in today’s world.
Young people in Quaker schools are encouraged to be outward looking and adventurous, to participate fully in the life of the school, and to be of service to the community. Learning is a lifelong experience and is a part of living ~ as well as a preparation for it.