Statement of values and ethos
Our aim is to teach a high-quality academic curriculum to all pupils regardless of background or ability. In turn this should contribute to the creation of confident, ambitious and successful pupils who are able to pursue their dreams on the world stage. East London Science School has a distinctive set of educational principles which we try and adhere to as much as possible in order to make this vision a reality.
All children deserve the best education possible – Education is about more than achieving good grades. Our aim is to show pupils that ideas have the power to shape the world we live in. We want to instil a love of learning that lasts a lifetime.
A ‘well educated’ pupil must have a good science education – A science education grounded in the disciplines of mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology is fundamental to knowing how we understand and shape the world we live in.
Good teaching is the best way to open a child’s mind – We expect all our teachers to engage our pupils by intellectually challenging them and brining knowledge of everything from the sciences, arts and languages to life.
The best pupils are open to questioning their own thought – A true measure of a critical thinker is his or her ability to accept criticism. Through knowledge of the beliefs of others, our pupils will be encouraged to develop a stronger sense of their own beliefs.
Pupils should be encouraged to nurture their talents and develop new skills – We will foster our pupils’ talents in the arts, sports and debate to create a space for all our pupils to thrive.
Our technical education will give pupils the knowledge and skills necessary for careers in high-tech industries.
We can judge our success by the impact our pupils have on the world – By understanding that ideas have the power to change the way we think and act, our pupils will be encouraged to take responsibility for shaping their own destiny and the future of others.