At Wickersley School and Sports College, we want our students to be able to start their lives post 16 or post 18, equipped with not only the qualifications but also skills, attributes and personal resilience that they will need in order to deal with the challenges of further and higher education and the workplace. As adults, we know that they will sometimes face adversity, frustration and disappointment along the way. We can’t wave a magic wand to make the tough times disappear, but we can work in partnership – school, parents and families – to help our children develop the grit and determination they will need to overcome them.
For that reason, we are promoting ‘Ready to Learn’ – the attributes we believe students will need in order to develop independence, responsibility and resilience. This is done through form period, assemblies and through the wider curriculum.