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Despite our excellent reputation, we recognise it is important to avoid complacency and so over the next 6 years aim to improve by achiving the following: Teaching and learning taking priority with a particular emphasis on literacy and numeracy Implementing a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum which best serves the needs of the learners for life beyond school in the 21st century Creating a culture where all learners are empowered to learn independently and try their hardest irrespective of their starting points A leadership structure which is based on 5 outstanding faculties where no faculty is left behind and every learner benefits from outstanding faculty provision in every curriculum area A significant investment in the professional development of all staff through an effective performance management framework with an emphasis on teaching, assessment and leadership A management philosophy of continuous year-on-year improvement based on a cycle of rigorous self-evaluation and simple action planning Effective use of data and a determination to meet or exceed all major government targets.
By 2020 the aim is to exceed the national and Surrey average for all measures of attainment, progress and other key school indicators Ensuring that achievement is recognised and rewarded through the celebration of success Listening to the learner voice so that all learners have the opportunity to contribute to the shaping of policy and practice within their school A substantial growth in Sixth form provision in terms of curriculum offer and the number of learners progressing to top universities.
The expansion of the extra-curricular programme including more competitive team sports Seeking out the principles of best value in all financial decisions with a heightened awareness of sustainability issues Embracing new and emerging technologies of the 21st century so that all aspects of school life benefit from the latest affordable technology Nourishing those of the Christian faith in the College and community and encouraging those who have no faith to explore the Christian faith Further developing the role of the College in the life of the community A continued commitment to the Performing Arts.
The College will cherish and celebrate the rich tradition of performing arts and extend this still further in the future to be recognised as a leading school for performing arts in the South-East of England The further development of fruitful educational links with parents. The College will continually seek to harness the broad and diverse skills of the parent body for the benefit of all learners at the College
Christ’s College, Guildford, in Surrey, seeks to provide a Christian education of the highest quality. The College mission statement is ‘Discimus ut Serviamus (Learning to serve)’. We are always learning better ways to be of service to others:to serve God, each other and the world in which we live. To do this, all our relationships are grounded in the words of our ethos statement: ‘At Christ’s College, everyone is special, made in the image of God and needs to be treatedwith respect.
’The College is committed to being a beacon of educational excellence within Surrey. As a College we are proud thatevery learner counts and every aspect of their education matters. Classes are invariably small and each learner is known, valued and cared for. Progress is monitored and nobody is ‘lost in the system’.Learners at the College come from Guildford, Godalming, Woking, Pyrford, Pirbright, Ash, Aldershot, Normandy,Dorking, Byfleet and London.
The distances travelled by many learners is a testimony to the quality of the education that many families feel is provided at the College. There is a network of buses and coaches on major routes to facilitate travel to and from the College.
Surrey is a county of contrasts. Only a short journey from London, it also offers a quick escape into peaceful countryside. This pleasant environment is combined with transport links that include the M3, M23 and M25 motorways, road and rail to London, and easy access to Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
In spite of a population of just over a million in a comparatively small area of 650 square miles, 80% of the county is farmland, woods, heath and open land. Although Surrey is a wealthy county, there are areas of relative poverty, particularly around some of the larger towns and a number of schools have pupils with a wide diversity of nationalities, cultures and languages.
There have recently been several major town centre redevelopments in Surrey. In the field of education and research, centres include Royal Holloway University (London) at Egham and Surrey University at Guildford. New research related technologies are also represented at Surrey University's research park and many multinational companies continue to relocate from London to Surrey.
In Surrey there is a need to balance environmental conservation with the requirement for more homes, roads and commercial development.
For teachers in schools interested in green issues, Surrey County Council promotes environmental awareness with a wide range of initiatives to develop pupils' knowledge and experience.
Tourism and leisure
Surrey provides a wealth of contrasting leisure activities. Among the historic sites are Hampton Court Palace and Runnymede, as well as National Trust properties such as Clandon and Polesden Lacey. Other attractions include picturesque villages, gardens, such as Wisley, racecourses and river trips. Surrey also has seven major arts venues.
Sports centres are also plentiful, among them the Spectrum Centre in Guildford, probably the most exciting leisure complex in the UK. Other first-class facilities are available in Camberley, Egham, Lingfield and Oxted.
For cyclists and walkers there is an extensive network of footpaths, bridleways and cycle routes and Surrey also boasts high-quality shopping malls, particularly in Kingston, Guildford and Camberley.
The Visit Surrey tourism website gives comprehensive information about all these leisure activities.
Surrey has good road and rail links to London, Gatwick and Heathrow airports.
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