Ethos & Values

We are a vibrant learning community with a culture that promotes
academic excellence, equality and high expectations for all.

 We aim to provide our students with the knowledge, skills and qualities that will
enable them to become successful citizens of the future.


Sharples School aspires to be an outstanding school, a school where:

  • students make better than expected progress and attainment meets or exceeds national expectations;
  • attendance is excellent because lessons are exciting and the curriculum meets the needs of our young people meaning they want to come to school;
  • we are the first choice for Sharples families, not just for academic success but because we care about every child, use strategies to meet their individual needs and ensure no-one is left behind;
  • young people demonstrate a good relationship with our wider community and are held up as ambassadors and positive role models for others;
  • the best teachers and support staff want to work here;
  • a broad range of enrichment activities and trips enables our young people to experience things that may have otherwise been inaccessible to them.


Our Vision: ‘Learn, Dream, Achieve’



Sharples School Improvement Plan 2018-19 Prioritised Objectives.

Leadership and Management
  1. To ensure that leaders and Governors have a singularity of vision relating to the school’s core values and ambitious prioritised objectives in order to ensure rigorous self-evaluation and incisive improvement planning at all levels.
  1. To further improve outcomes and progress for all through high quality teaching, learning and assessment which is supported by a broad and balanced curriculum and challenging but supportive CPD for staff and governors.
  1. To ensure that the school’s budget and resources are managed robustly in order to support continued school improvement in a time of financial challenge and educational change.
Teaching, Learning and Assessment
  1. To use rigorous monitoring and evaluation incorporating both support and challenge to further strengthen the teaching profile and to ensure that improved practice is reflected in student learning and progress.
  1. To continue to offer first-class CPD which is responsive to need and provides an unrelenting focus on key skills and targeted teaching with an additional focus on key cohorts.
  1. To embed the whole-school assessment system as understanding of the grade 9-1 GCSE’s improves, to ensure high quality, meaningful assessments that allow incisive teacher feedback to students and parents that supports progress.
Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare
  1. To ensure that all staff work to effectively safeguard students, so they feel safe and happy at all times in school and that there is a clear culture of vigilance.
  1. To maintain a positive orderly environment, with engaged students displaying respect for one another, for school staff and their learning environment, reflecting our vision and ethos.
  1. To ensure that all groups of students attend well in order to exceed national and in-school targets.
Outcomes for Students
  1. To embed a positive climate of achievement and improve outcomes and progress for all with additional focus on key cohorts.
  1. To embed a challenging curriculum which is skill-based in approach across both key stages.
  1. To enable all students to make informed choices regarding Post 16 destinations.

Safeguarding underpins all of our prioritised objectives.


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