From our base in the glorious Somerset countryside, we invite our students to look out into the community and the wider world. We measure our success not just by exams results but by the fact that our students leave us with an informed interest in world affairs and a direct experience of community service, together with an understanding of the issues that are important to Quakers.
In practice this will mean new courses and workshops introducing students to peaceful methods of conflict resolution, human rights, social justice, stewardship of the environment and other contemporary global issues. Courses will be linked with A Level, GCSE and IB, but also accessible to all students. By developing our resources in these areas, we aim to further inform and strengthen the ethos of individual and collective responsibility that is already a part of daily life at Sidcot.
Communicating our Quaker values has always been a key part of our educational approach. Our Centre for Peace and Global Studies aims to bring 21st Century Quakerism to life. Within the curriculum and throughout the school we encourage students to look into the community and the wider world. There are talks, films and cultural activities which enrich the curriculum and offer students an opportunity to think about social and environmental justice.
The yurt village is now in place and offers an alternative learning environment in which students immerse themselves in issues that matter.