Be Smart, Think Smart

Be Smart, Think Smart

I am a firm believer in the fact that starting with personal pride goes a long way towards high personal performance.

The 5 years that young people spend learning at John Hanson are far more than just a means to an end. They are not just about the knowledge and understanding needed to pass a set of examinations at the end of year 11, but encompass the development of a wide range of skills and attributes that will allow them to develop in to well rounded adults.

Part of this development involves them considering how they appear to others – school uniform, and how it is worn, plays a big part.

You will be aware that since taking over as Acting Headteacher at Easter I have insisted that students arrive each day in correct uniform and have taken steps to address this when they have not.

Why have I done this?

  • Uniform forms part of a school’s ethos. If students take a pride in how they present themselves they are in general more likely to take a pride in how they approach other aspects of their education and ultimately achieve to the best of their potential.
  • It is part of a wider education and part of their preparation for the world or work. A number of students will go in to a work place where they have to where a uniform, or if not, a place of work that has a dress code. It would be remiss of us as an educational establishment if we did not help them develop a ‘be smart, think smart’ attitude.

Between now and the end of the summer term I will be writing further to outline the high expectations we will be expecting from your children during the rest of this term and when they come back at the start of the next academic year.

Russell Stevens

Acting Headteacher