Pupils have a well-grounded sense of their own self-worth as well as a clear idea of right and wrong.
ISI Inspection, June 2011
THE MEAD SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT
Enabling every child to feel success
One family, limitless opportunity, a global perspective.
The Mead is a large family living under one roof. We all know and care deeply for one another, sharing in both triumph and challenge. Every Meadite matters equally and the mutual respect, politeness, empathy and kindness we share breeds collective pride and self-belief. This warmth means we all feel safe, happy and nurtured. We listen to each other and value each other’s opinions. We are team players showing good sportsmanship and etiquette. Our open partnership with parents creates a community filled with positivity, optimism and support. We offer unfailingly warm hospitality to any visitor. It is an ideal learning environment and a friendly, fun and uniquely wonderful place to spend and guide childhood.
The security of The Mead family gives children the confidence to be engaged and ambitious. They discover that life is one limitless opportunity, full of potential success and adventure. From the youngest possible age, Meadites learn to self-reflect, set goals and work diligently towards them. They take pride in their work and commit to constant craftsmanship as they relentlessly embark on a journey of improvement without ceilings. Academic success is an inevitable consequence of this growth mind-set but more fundamentally, the children acquire the skills and attributes needed to be lifelong learners and leaders. They are resilient risk takers, who relish challenge and are adaptable in the face of adversity. They also have the opportunity to find their passion and express themselves through our broad curriculum.
A global perspective is a vital attribute in today’s society. We aim to all grow a deep knowledge of the world and current affairs and to regularly venture outside the school gates, literally, virtually and philosophically. To be inspired to help sustain and marvel at the beauty of our planet. We should all be curious, creative and critical in our thinking, determined to investigate accuracy and challenge convention and stereotype. We teach the children to be digitally skilled and savvy; discerning and objective in the digital age. We’re mindful to be moderate, to be tolerant and open minded and to develop a mature moral compass. We also aim to appreciate how fortunate we are and to always think charitably both at home and abroad. A healthy perspective ultimately leads to a happy life.