“I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly”.
At Sacred Heart, we recognise and treasure the unique gifts of each pupil and do all that we can to allow these to develop and flourish. Therefore, we have a duty to our More Able students to ensure that they succeed according his or her abilities.
We will identify areas for development and assess what we are doing as a school for these students. More Able students are recognised in all subject areas. Lessons will be differentiated to ‘stretch and challenge’ all learners whilst staff will develop students’ independent learning skills and a greater focus will be on students’ individual learning.
We expect our More Able students to participate in a variety of enrichment activities including master classes, visits to universities and additional qualifications where appropriate and relevant.
Saint John Henry Newman, who wrote in 1863 “from first to last, education … has been my line”, guides us in our work.
“It is the education which gives a man a clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgments, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in urging them.”
“Education … is simply the cultivation of the intellect … and its object is nothing more or less than intellectual excellence.”
Saint John Henry Newman, the Idea of a University