Our Values and Ethos

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:

 Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education

We use the following principles in our decision making and in our everyday life.

  • Selflessness
  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Accountability
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Leadership

We show leadership through the following personal characteristics:

  • Trust
  • Wisdom
  • Kindness
  • Justice
  • Service
  • Courage
  • Optimism

Cultural Fit

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.