Big Red Button 99 min

Ethos & Values

At Sedgefield Community College, the word ACHIEVE underpins our desire to support all of our students to reach their full potential during their time with us. 

It represents our determination for students to succeed in all of the different aspects of life at our school, whether it be reaching their full academic potential in the classroom or being the best that they can be beyond it.

We are a school that successfully combines traditional values of respect and personal responsibility with an appreciation of the necessity to always look forward and continue our development to achieve all that we can. We ensure that our intentions are translated into actions in the following ways.

  • Aspire – We aspire to achieve the best we can.
  • Community – We work as a community to support all to achieve.
  • High Expectations – We have high expectations in everything we do to ensure we always achieve the best we can.
  • Independence – We develop independence to have the tools to achieve when the task is challenging.
  • Excitement – We have excitement for learning and a desire to achieve and learn new things.
  • Valued – We are all valued and what each of us achieve is to be celebrated.
  • Enjoyment – We enjoy coming to school each day and all of the successes we achieve.

Alongside our school ethos of ACHIEVE, we also embrace the wider values and vision that are shared by all of the schools that are members of The Laidlaw Schools Trust.  These values are summed up below:

  • Ambitious – To achieve more than you thought was possible.
  • Brave – To take risks and reap the rewards.
  • Curious - To be curious about everything and learn through exploration.
  • Determined - To overcome obstacles with an unwavering sense of purpose.
  • Extraordinary - Remarkable in every way. You are anything but ordinary.
  • Fast – Because life is too short to dawdle and we need to be ready to take advantage of opportunities.
  • Good – To others and the world around us.  Always.

Ultimately, our school ethos goes hand in hand with the vision of The Laidlaw Schools Trust which is to transform the lives of children and communities through extraordinary teaching and learning.