- emphasise good hospitality
- provide good quality food enjoyed communally by children and staff in comfortable and companionable surroundings
- create own customs and traditions which bind the community and strengthen the sense of belonging
- tenancy and stewardship
- develop an understanding of their social responsibility and the scope they have to make a difference in their local communities and as world citizens
- enjoy school, their varied friends and be proud to be a part of the school community, the Trust family
- emphasise leadership and service
- explore beyond the familiar and the local
- demonstrate their commitment to equality and diversity
- look outwards, nationally and internationally for ideas and partnerships
- everyones a leader
- regularly celebrate adult and student achievement
- give frequent opportunities for children to perform and demonstrate their skills and talents
- set the bar high and cast the net wide for ideas, artistic and musical works from wider world cultures
- a focus on impact not action
What it means to be a Griffin…
Griffins have Wisdom, they are:
- Inquisitive – they seek to learn, and learn to seek.
- Scholarly – they expect more than the accumulation of information.
- Articulate – they express ourselves clearly as individuals and as part of a collective.
Griffins have Courage, they are:
- Honest – they act with integrity, respect and dignity.
- Open-minded – they appreciate the traditions, history and stories that shape our culture.
- Innovative – they take risks, as ‘fortune favours the brave’
Griffins show Leadership, they are:
- Visionary – they empower and do not diminish.
- Empathetic – they commit to making a positive difference in the world.
- Reflective – they draw on our strengths and recognise our areas of weakness.