School Values and Ethos
Our School Mission
As a small family school, we know and care for every child. We genuinely value and strive to enhance working partnerships with our families and our local community, knowing that in those partnerships lies our greatest strength and best hope of raising the achievement and aspirations of all our children to ensure that we really are "Educating Tomorrow's Women Today". Our aim is to ensure that the students at our school are all well-rounded individuals, not just academically but are also strong in character, confident and embrace British values.
How do we achieve our Mission
1. Having pride in our school values and keeping them at the heart of everything we do
We believe in having a clear set of school values that are at the heart of everything we do as a school. These values are the solid foundation that we have built our school on and make us proud to be Hodge Hill Girls’ School.
✓ Partnerships - We value each member of our school community and work in partnership to achieve the best outcomes.
✓ Respect - For ourselves and others in words and actions. We demonstrate respect for our environment.
✓ Inspiration - We are inspired to make a positive difference to ourselves and the wider community within our daily lives. We are inspired to challenge ourselves and to be the very best we can.
✓ Determination - We show determination, and we keep trying even when the going gets tough. We demonstrate resilience, take risks and rise to the challenge.
✓ Excellence - We aim for excellence, demonstrating high standards in all that we do. We demonstrate a professional approach in our actions, words, attire and outcomes.
2. Go the extra mile for our students by being more than an Educator
We are determined to be more than just education providers and must go the extra mile for our students. Using our school values as a guide, we have many opportunities which will help your child develop resilience, independence and the personal qualities, skills and attributes needed for a successful life beyond Hodge Hill Girls’ School.
There are so many wonderful opportunities for students to develop their skills, character and personal qualities at Hodge Hill Girls’ School. Alongside learning within and beyond the classroom through enrichment opportunities many girls become Prefects, School Council Representatives/House Leaders/House Captains, Librarians, Peer Mentors, Sports Leaders, Environment Ambassadors, UNICEF Ambassadors.
Our Leadership and Character Building-Programme gives students the opportunity to work through mastery and leadership skills to achieve bronze, silver and gold awards and set them apart from their peers when entering the world of work.
3. Preparing tomorrow’s women for their role in society
Central to the school’s values, belief in Citizenship and the objective of preparing today’s women to undertake their role in society are the five British values of:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- Equality of opportunity.
Our aim is Pupils, Families, Staff and Governors working together in partnership to help every pupil make expected progress, to help many pupils make better than expected progress and to help some pupils to make exceptional progress by:
- Ensuring pupils attend for a minimum of 96% and are not late
- Rewarding personal endeavour and community commitment
- Helping pupils overcome challenges in their work and behaviour
- Supporting physical health and emotional resilience
- Developing teaching and curriculum for high quality learning
- Developing the site, building and resources for best value 21st century learning