Be your best: be respectful and kind; be brave; be a learner.

We have one simple set of values for the whole community, the students, the staff and our governing body.


A statement of our values

Be your best: we want every young person to strive for excellence and he hold high expectations of each individual at Central Foundation Boys’ School.

Be respectful and kind: we promote tolerance, curiosity, fairness, justice and compassion. This is at the heart of who we are.

Be brave: we choose to do the hard and challenging, looking to improve ourselves and the world around us, rather than what is comfortable and easy.

Be a learner: this is why we are here. We believe in the transformative power of education; every moment in our school should be about growing and learning.


How do we live and operate by our values?

We display our values around the school site however we also practice, operationalise and hold ourselves accountable by them.

We practice them.

Living our values means that we do more than profess our values, we practice them.  We walk our talk: we are clear about what we believe and hold important. We are considered and intentional in our words, thoughts, and behaviours to align with those beliefs.

We operationalise them.

If we want to be values driven, we have to operationalise our values into behaviours and skills that are teachable and observable. We link each of our assemblies to these values, our subjects have linked their curriculum intent to these values and our systems and policies work to uphold these values.

We hold others and ourselves accountable for our values.

We have to do the difficult work of holding ourselves and others accountable for showing up in a way that is aligned with those values.  We define behaviours that support our values and behaviours that undermine our values.