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Vision and Values

Hitchin Girls' School is committed to giving every student a broad education and helping to develop their individual talents to the full. We seek to maintain traditional values in work and behaviour and our aim is to provide a stimulating, problem solving and technologically-rich approach to learning. This will encourage and support students and members of the wider community in the full development of their intellectual, practical and interpersonal skills and develop those qualities of character to enable them to contribute effectively to modern society. We believe that this can best be achieved within a firm yet flexible, caring environment with frequent contact and close co-operation between parents and the school.

The core values that underpin our work are:
  • We respect our students as individuals who have the right to enjoy equal access to a rich, relevant curriculum, high quality learning experiences and enrichment activities.
  • All our students, parents and carers are respected as individuals of equal value whatever their race, religion, disability, sex, background, sexual orientation, age and ability.
  • The school strives to give support to individuals and groups of students who require something extra to meet their needs.
  • We regard parents as an integral part of our community and involve them as much as possible in the joint enterprise of making learning exciting and positive for all.
  • Our school policies, procedures and activities recognise, respect and value differences of life experience, outlook and background. We will manage these in ways to seek to maintain every individual’s dignity and rights regardless of their background. We will promote positive attitudes to all members of our wider community, fostering mutual respect and good relations between us all.
  • Hitchin Girls’ School is an outward-looking community which seeks opportunities to involve the local, national and global community as much as possible.
  • We observe good equalities practice in staff recruitment, retention and development and ensure that policies and procedures should benefit all employees and potential employees in recruitment and promotion, and in continuing professional development.