At Hawksmoor School, we work tirelessly to ensure that our children receive a School Curriculum that is designed to broaden their horizons and extend the boundaries of their lives. With this in mind, we prioritise the opportunities we want our children to have during their time with us, so that by the time they leave they have the greatest number of choices, options and directions open to them. We use these 'drivers' below to underpin the direction and development of all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum is enriched and personalised in order to meet the needs, interests and ambitions of our children and their families.
Community- We want our children to develop a sense of pride in themselves and respect for others. We believe they need to have a highly developed emotional literacy and be courteous or polite in order to experience positive relationships. We believe in the power of the school community to change and enhance lives.
Resilience- The key character trait that will help our children to be successful in all aspects of their educational journey, and beyond, is resilience. Our pupils will consistently engage in problem solving tasks in order to develop their ability to take risks as well as their adaptability and perseverance. We endeavour to model through our own actions and actively teach children to become resilient in the face of change and disappointment, whilst celebrating and building upon every success. We feel our approach will encourage a growth mind-set that will help them weather every storm of life’s journey.
Independence- We want our children to be independent learners. To be able to use a range of techniques to collect, gather, organise, process and evaluate information in their investigations or researches. We will give our children the strategies to be able to plan what to do and how to go about it, draw conclusions and evaluate outcomes independently. In tackling life problems, we want our children to take informed and well-reasoned decisions while sorting through facts and opinions in recognising that other people have different values, beliefs and attitudes.
Creativity - With creativity, anything is possible. We are determined to inspire curiosity and fuel imagination in our pupils whilst empowering them to delve into the unknown and embrace the uniqueness of their ideas. Not only do we engage our children in a wide-range of artistic pursuits, we also encourage them to show creativity in their approaches to all subjects and life situations.
Ambitious - At Hawksmoor School, we understand that our children cannot aspire to greatness if they are unfamiliar with the true variety of enticing futures on offer and unaware of their own potential for success. We seek to broaden our children’s horizons and expand their knowledge of the world of work whilst nurturing their interests and encouraging the self-belief and ambition they’ll need to accomplish their goals.