The Pursuit of Excellence
The purpose of Bablake School is to provide an excellent and stimulating education for boys and girls, by developing character, intellect and physical well-being within a happy, scholarly and caring community.
During 2017/2018 we worked with staff, parents and pupils to identify the key characteristics which, we believe, make us better learners. They are the need to be responsible, bold, creative, resourceful and curious.
The focus now is making sure that we develop these areas within and outside lessons.
Click on each characteristic to find out more.
Responsibility is taking charge of your learning; setting priorities, understanding how you learn and making use of support. It also means having self-respect and respect for others involved in the learning process.
Boldness is the willingness to take risks and not be afraid of failure, recognising that learning is a journey that is characterised by both success and frustration.
Resourcefulness is the inner strength that helps you make progress and overcome difficulties, be prepared to learn independently and take advantage of the support and facilities that are available to you.
Curiosity is having a hungry mind: engaging in lessons, listening actively, asking questions, pursuing knowledge, making connections and seeking out new intellectual experiences. It means taking learning beyond the classroom.
Creativity is making connections and approaching problems in new ways, using your knowledge to explain how one feature links to another; thinking ‘outside the box’ – can I solve this in a different way, can I express this in a different way? It is working with other people to develop fresh solutions and new ideas.
I am really pleased and proud of the progress my son has made, he has really settled well academically.