School Vision & Ethos

The Cooper School Strategic School development plan
Strategic Overview


Aims for Students

  • To develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity

  • To strive for excellence in all they do

  • To become highly motivated lifelong learners

  • To achieve the highest possible standards in all curriculum areas

  • To participate in a variety of extracurricular activities

  • To be able to work independently as a member of a team

  • To demonstrate high standards of self-discipline, behaviour and dress

  • To have high self-esteem, respecting themselves others and the environment

  • To be flexible and adaptable for modern life and work

  • To develop a sense of belonging to the school and the wider community

  • To represent the school’s shared values in their own lives


Aims for the School

We believe each student will succeed through experiencing quality in:

  • a broad balanced and challenging curriculum accessible to all

  • an enriching programme of extra-curricular activities and visits

  • a safe, healthy and stimulating environment for learning

  • a rich varied and up to date range of learning resources

  • innovative and varied teaching methods which encourage student participation

  • an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed

  • learning partnerships between school, home and the community

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

  • striving for continuous improvement in all we do

  • working together towards common goals

  • encouraging all at Cooper School to take a part in running it

  • encouraging everyone involved in Cooper School to further their personal and professional development

  • monitoring and reviewing the school’s own practices