KHA Values & Ethos
At King Harold Academy we live by 3 values that drive everything we do. We expect to see these values upheld and championed by every member of the (school) community and our curriculum is designed to cultivate them in all of our students. They are values that are dear to us, instilled within us by those we have been fortunate enough to be educated and guided by, and we believe that they are the most empowering characteristics a young person can have to shape their futures and make positive contributions to the world.
Kindness is a superpower. It has the potential to make the world a better place and when we acknowledge and promote it within our school, we are providing our students with a multitude of opportunities and benefits. It enhances our own wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem; it nourishes our community; it makes us more productive and open to personal growth; it makes us better leaders and improves the way we build relationships in all aspects of our lives.
We also believe that kindness requires us to understand and celebrate differences. The more we know about each other and what makes us a diverse community, the more kindness and empathy we generate.
We acknowledge that working hard is essential to learning. The curriculum we deliver at KHA is knowledge-rich and ambitious. We expect teachers to deliver and our students to know, understand and remember a huge amount of academic information; this cannot be achieved without grit, resilience and a determination to succeed. Teachers and students know this, and we expect and cultivate a commitment to this value in everything we do.
We also believe that hard work creates a keen sense of achievement, self-satisfaction and contributes to our wellbeing and confidence. We develop young people who embrace challenges and the prospect of hard work to achieve their goals.
We expect all members of our community to aspire to greatness. Our staff and students have the highest of expectations of themselves, their academic potential and their destinations. We believe in further education’s transformative potential on students’ happiness and prosperity, and support all of our students to develop aspirations to go to the best educational institutions in the country after their time with us.
Our ambition drives – to develop better lives for ourselves and our community, to know more about the world we live in, and contribute more to making it a better place.