Thomas Estley Community College


Ethos & Values

Our Ethos and Vision

We are proud to define ourselves as a :

Community of courage and commitment to success



British Values

Our Ethos and Values align with the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and belief.

We promote ‘British Values’ through our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education which permeates through the school’s curriculum and supports the development of the ‘whole child’.

We recognise that such development is most successful when those values and attitudes are promoted by all the staff and provide a model of behaviour for our students.

Core Values

Governors, staff, parents and students were involved in agreeing a set of core values which define the college’s ethos.  The statements below describe the college’s professional behaviours and expectations:

Aiming to achieve our best.

Taking full advantage of every learning opportunity.

Showing resilience through our experiences and challenges.

Seeking out our talents and following our dreams.

Reaching out for opportunities to lead and encourage others.

Making a positive difference and celebrating success.

Including the whole community, sharing, caring and giving time as needed.

Treating each other with kindness, fairness and respect.

Finding space in our lives for fun, joy, praise and laughter.




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