In 2019 our school was a pathfinder school for the ethical leadership framework developed by ASCL and the NGA and featured in the final report which you can read here:
We use the following principles in our decision making and in our everyday life.
We show leadership through the following personal characteristics:
Manchester Hospital School has created the following cultural fit, based on ideas from ‘Putting Staff First’ (Tomsett & Uttley 2020)
- We believe that all staff have an important role to fulfil as we work towards achieving our vision
- We believe all children have the right to the best available education
- We believe it is a privilege to work here
- We believe our children and young people deserve to be taught by the best teachers in the profession
- We believe all teachers have a professional responsibility to improve their performance
- We believe in working as an effective team
- We look after each other and protect the reputation of the school
- We believe all children need a champion/advocate/key teacher
- We believe quality teaching is our core business and all staff contribute to this goal
- We believe literacy and numeracy skills are key building blocks for accessing the world in which we live
- We believe in educating the whole child
- We celebrate difference
- We expect everyone to show empathy and compassion
- When we get something wrong we say sorry and learn from our mistakes
- We don’t hold grudges
- We welcome new ideas and give feedback so that our school can grow and flourish
- We see a child as a learner, not just as a patient or someone with an illness.
- We believe in working hard
- We are advocates for children and young people who are LGTBQ+
- We fully support initiatives from Public Health England including all vaccination programmes – all our staff need to be fully vaccinated and take part in annual booster programmes.