Opening minds . . . . opening doors
Learning at Framwellgate School Durham is centred on developing the characteristics of independence, resilience and adaptability. We believe students should be taught how to learn as well as how to acquire and apply knowledge. We ask them to explore ideas and how they connect and to examine different viewponts critically. We aim to inspire curiosity, creativity and enterprise and support students to turn their potential into performance whatever their talents or abilities.We teach students the habits of learning and the value it has in helping them meet their aspirations. The core communication skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT are a fundamental part of this but the ability to work with others, the capacity for reflection and a sense community responsibility are equally important to ensure that our young people are prepared for the next steps in their lives.

For all students we will:

  • Provide academic rigour and challenge to raise aspiration and foster ambition
  • Instil the academic and social skills necessary to take the next steps in education or employment
  • Inspire them to be creative and entrepreneurial
  • Encourage the skills of research, enquiry and independent learning
  • Provide individual support to overcome barriers to learning
  • Instil community responsibility and respect for others
  • Be inclusive and value diversity
  • Help them to become morally responsible and proactive citizens