Every student benefits from having a champion. A person who they know is on their side.
That doesn’t mean always agreeing or letting the student do whatever they want. It does mean setting boundaries, pushing students to work hard and setting challenging, but achievable targets.
This is true for all students – the gifted ones and the ones where academic success takes more effort. They all need to feel there is someone who believes in them. Someone who believes in them not just from academic point of view, but also from a personal perspective.
When we say we aim to bring out the best in every student, we don’t just mean in terms of exam success. We also mean in terms of personal development – social skills, cultural awareness, world knowledge, self-confidence and happiness.
Click on the image below to listen to Rita Pierson talking about this. Are you a champion?