Welcome to the Science Department

Science department vision and values

Our ambition is for all of our students to be curious, inquisitive and ask questions about the universe through their 5 (or 7) years of learning. This allows for learners to become more confident as well as more proficient in selecting equipment or collating results from practical investigations based on previous experiences. We want to prepare our students for the future of employment and the jobs that have not yet been created!

Our core values, hard work and kindness, equip our students with the depth of character required to tackle problems and pursue happy, successful and fulfilled lives.

As students of Science we work hard

We are curious, inquisitive and ask questions to expand our knowledge and understanding of the world in which we live in. We are courageous and determined to explore ideas and theories whilst growing our resilience to setbacks. Every skill we learn, and question we ask about our universe, is a stepping stone on our journey to success.

As teachers of Science we work hard

We understand that our students all have different skills and life experiences whist being aware that cultural capital gives us power. It helps us in achieving our goals and becoming successful. We scaffold learning in ways that help students to develop their scientific skills, ability to analyse and interpret and build on key concepts. We then support them to strengthen and sharpen their own voices and challenge them to never give up. We help our students to understand that confidence and competence in science is key to achieving their long term goals.

As students of Science we are kind

We are growing up together. We investigate together, discuss ideas together, and value each other’s opinions and interpretations. We are empathetic and respectful young people who appreciate the diversity in the universe and in our community.

As teachers of Science we are kind

We are role models for our students by sharing our own personal scientific experiences. We enjoy the privilege of sharing their journeys and helping them to discover answers about the universe for themselves, encouraging them to develop and strengthen their lifelong love of learning science.

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