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Cheney School

Cheney School

High Standards

Cheney School staff have high expectations of themselves: we aim to be ‘best in class’ to offer our students the very best in teaching and learning, excellence in extra-curricular activities and provide a myriad of opportunities for our students to excel, both academically and personally.

We also have high expectations of our students. We believe that all the young people who attend Cheney have the potential to achieve greatness. For this reason we have the highest expectations of student behaviour, presentation and attitude to learning. We ask that students always show respect to teaching staff, support staff and their peers.

We expect all our students to wear their uniform proudly, to respect the school site and to behave considerately and appropriately at all times – whether that be in school, on school trips or on the journey to and from school. We speak daily to students about our expectations so that they understand what they are and, crucially, why they are important.

Our goal is that Cheney students come to have these expectations of themselves and can articulate their importance. We know that students who do this will live up to our motto: ‘Think for yourself, act for others.’

School rules are outlined in our Respect for Learning policy, on our policies page (link below). We are keen to make sure that all parents and students are able to see and understand what our rules are, and why. In particular, we want everyone to know very clearly that we expect students to learn from mistakes, and change their behaviour.