Beaconsfield Drive
Blurton
Stoke-on-Trent
ST3 3JD
01782 882200

Ethos and Values

WELCOME TO ORMISTON SIR STANLEY MATTHEWS ACADEMY SIXTH FORM.

OSSMA Sixth Form is an exciting and vibrant learning community and all staff are here to help guide your development intellectually, socially and emotionally. This is a positive place where students thrive. You are assured of a warm, friendly welcome and the certainty that in addition to your studies, there is a wide range of other activities for you to participate in. We want you to find your time here stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable. You will be encouraged to achieve the highest possible academic standards and to develop your interests and talents. We will expect you to be honest, responsible, tolerant and hardworking. In addition, we expect you to have mutual trust, respect, and consideration for others (and a sense of humour is helpful!). It is our aim that you will leave our Sixth Form as a caring, competent and confident young person who is able to contribute positively and effectively to the world around you.

 

FROM US YOU CAN EXPECT:

-       High quality teaching and learning.

-       Work experience and work related learning.

-       Strong pastoral support.

-       Assistance with your progression pathways.

-       Monitoring progress with target setting and predicted grades.

-       Social activities, such as theatre trips, sixth form events.

-       Opportunities to contribute to performing arts and sports activities.

-       Opportunities to show leadership and organisational skills.

-       Visits and input from external partners relevant to your subjects and career choices.

 

Please click here to view a copy of the OSSMA Sixth Form contract.

 

Sixth Form Role Model Values

 

  • TRUSTWORTHINESS

Be honest ~ Don’t deceive, cheat or steal ~ Be reliable – do what you say you’ll do ~ Have the courage to do the right thing ~ Build a good reputation ~ Be loyal – stand by your family and friends.

 

  • RESPECT

Treat others with respect ~ Be tolerant and accepting of differences ~ Use good manners, not bad language ~ Be considerate of the feelings of others ~ Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone ~ Deal peacefully with anger, insults and disagreements.

 

  • RESPONSIBILITY

Do what you are supposed to do ~ Plan ahead ~ Persevere: keep on trying ~ Always do your best ~ Use self-control ~ Be self-disciplined ~ Think before you act – consider the consequences ~ Be accountable for your words, actions and attitudes ~ Set a good example for others.

 

  • FAIRNESS

Play by the rules ~ Take turns and share ~ Be open-minded; listen to others ~ Don’t take advantage of others ~ Don’t blame others carelessly ~ Treat all people fairly.

 

  • CARING

Be kind ~ Be compassionate and show you care ~ Express gratitude ~ Forgive others ~ Help people in need.

 

  • CITIZENSHIP

Do your share to make your school and community better ~ Cooperate ~ Get involved in community affairs ~ Stay informed; vote ~ Be a good neighbour ~ Obey laws and rules ~ Respect authority ~ Protect the environment ~ Volunteer.

(www.charactercounts.org/sixpillars)