Henry Cavendish is a very special place with its own unique ethos. Our School Council spent considerable time discussing what our school motto should include. After much debate they decided upon Create, Succeed, Discover, Together
This motto acknowledges that we deliver creative learning opportunities where our children take an active part in their education. We firmly believe and build on children’s strengths to ensure that every child is successful. We encourage the children to support each other both academically and socially, hence our pupils ‘succeed together’.
At Henry Cavendish we take our inspiration from the educational philosophy of Jean Piaget:
The principal goal of education is to create men and women who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done – men and women who are creative, inventive and discoverers. The second goal of education is to form minds which can be critical, can verify, and not accept everything they are offered.
Our curriculum reflects our ethos and we ensure that, while we rigorously cover the objectives of the National Curriculum, we also focus on equipping children with the skills they need to be lifelong learners.