Striving to make the right choices, at the right times.
At University of Birmingham School, we have the highest of expectations for every member of our school community – pupils, students and staff. We base our expectations on character virtues and these are expanded upon during our character education lessons during PLAD.
We expect pupils to strive to make the right choices at all times; to show compassion and empathy for others and recognise that whilst we are all uniquely different, we all deserve to be treated with respect. We expect honesty and integrity, and we expect self-discipline and determination.
We show this in our attitudes to each other and to our learning, by saying ‘thank you’ and practising gratitude, by holding doors open for each other and taking turns, and by wearing our uniform with pride.
We expect pupils to come to school fully prepared to learn and engage with a rigorous and challenging day, developing the right habits of mind to learn and progress and every opportunity. We expect all members of our school community to engage fully with all aspects of the school, be it our academic lessons, enrichment programme, personal learning and development (PLAD), programme of wider school activities, including college days, as well as everyday activities such as our shared dining experience.
Pupils and students should adhere to our uniform and dress code at all times, including when representing the school away from the School building. While travelling to and from school, including on public transport, we expect that all pupils will uphold the highest standards of behaviour.
We also expect our pupils to respect the fabric of the school building, and play their part in making sure it is able to service generations of pupils to come. This includes clearing away after themselves after they have eaten, not eating or drinking (other than water) anywhere other than the atrium, and making sure that the playground and school grounds remain litter free.
Our expectations are linked to our desire for all pupils and students to develop into flourishing, active citizens, and the school’s commitment to prepare them for the challenges that lie ahead.