Our Ethos and Values
A genuine commitment to respect for individuals is shown in the daily life of Coundon Court. One of the first things you notice when you walk into school is how nice everybody is to each other – how frequently people smile, share a friendly joke, take an interest in other people, find something positive and encouraging to say, in fact just show that they like each other in every possible way. It is also a very calm, relaxed place – not because there is never any noise(!) but because we make a point of ‘not shouting’.
Young people hate being shouted at (so do adults actually!). It makes it harder for them to listen and respond positively. We believe that people choose their own behaviour and making the right choice is sometimes easier for some than others – but everybody chooses. Students at Coundon Court appreciate the fact that as a school we are extremely fortunate that our young people usually make the right decision and are very well behaved so that every minute of every lesson is made to count.
Staff at the school also understand that people appreciate being noticed for doing the right thing. We therefore, make a point of praising and rewarding at every opportunity so that students feel good about themselves as often as possible. This goes for the staff too!