As Headteacher, I am delighted to introduce you to Endon High School and hope that our website gives you a flavour of our school ethos and what life is like at our school.
I am very privileged to be the Headteacher, and to work with a dedicated team of professionals committed to inspiring young people to go beyond their best. We aim to inspire confident learners and take them on a journey of opportunities throughout Endon High School so that they can thrive academically, socially, physically and emotionally, within a happy and caring environment.
Our shared values are: Curiosity, Determination and Kindness.
Curiosity. At Endon High School, we believe in our motto ‘Plus est en vous’ (there is more in you) and have the highest expectations of ourselves, as well as of our students. The desire to challenge ourselves, learn new things or know and understand something new motivates us to try our best in everything we do. We value enquiring minds, the acquisition of knowledge, innovation, a spirit of exploration and a commitment to getting involved.
Determination. At Endon High School, we work hard, try our best and aim for excellence. We are tenacious and driven to achieve both our academic and personal goals. This determination to be resilient, to keep going when learning (or life) is difficult, and to come back and try again when we struggle, helps us to succeed.
Kindness. At Endon High school we are kind to one another. Everyone should feel they belong. This means that we are considerate and generous every day, caring for one another and doing everything we can to make sure everybody has a good day at school. Kindness reinforces our shared sense of community; it builds trust and respect; and it ensures that we take our social responsibilities seriously.
Endon High School is proud of its record as an inclusive school. We have a strong track record of welcoming students with a variety of backgrounds: some have physical disability; some have emotional or behavioural issues; some have learning difficulties. We believe that our ability to meet the needs of the individual enriches the whole school community.
Endon High School is a high achieving school. Our academic results are excellent, not only for the more able students but for every child, including those who have learning difficulties. The staff work exceptionally hard to try to get the best possible results for every student.
Central to the smooth running of a school are high standards of discipline. We believe that good behaviour and respect are essential and we work hard to maintain high standards, expecting and receiving support from parents. We have high expectations of our students. We expect them to be ready, to be respectful and to be responsible.
One of the many strengths of this school is the opportunity for students to take part in a wide variety of enrichment activities. There are many residentials, both in the UK and abroad. Students take part in outdoor activities; musical opportunities are superb; sports teams enjoy success both locally and at County level; opportunities in art are fantastic; technology is nationally recognised for their many successes; many exciting trips and activities relate to specific subject areas.
The school is proud of its rich extended schools programme called the Endzone with numerous clubs and activities available each day for an hour after school. We encourage all of our students to take part in at least one of these. However, the programme is so varied that many students stay for five sessions each week!
Endon High is a vibrant, busy and happy school with a special atmosphere; where relationships between staff, students and parents/carers give our young people the opportunity to thrive. We are proud to playing our part in your son or daughter's journey towards success.
Mr A Skelding