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‘What will you be doing for a living in 10 years' time? The chances are it won't be what you're doing now, and it may be something that doesn't yet exist.’ Guardian newspaper
At Chesham Grammar School, we strongly believe that learning goes beyond knowing facts. Successful learners display a range of habits, skills and attitudes that underpin everything that they do. The CGS Learner is an integral part of day-to-day life in the school – we look to develop the habits of the CGS Learner in our students through our curriculum and extra-curricular programme so that they can go on to lead happy, successful lives once they leave here. It is a well-heard quote that many of the jobs that our students will go on to do, do not exist today. An education at Chesham Grammar School aims to prepare our students for such a future.
The Core 6 habits
Independent – ‘The final forming of a person’s character lies in their own hands.’
Anne Frank – Writer
Collaborative – ‘Great things are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.’
Steve Jobs - Founder of Apple
Inquisitive – ‘I have no particular talent, I am merely inquisitive.’
Albert Einstein - Theoretical Physicist
Reflective – ‘Enjoy failure and learn from it. You can never learn from success.’
James Dyson - Designer/founder Dyson
Risk-taker – ‘He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.’
Muhammad Ali - Boxer
Perseveres – ‘I was 12 when I started and 34 when I achieved my dream. That should give people hope.’
Kelly Holmes – Athlete
The CGS Learner permeates everything that we do. Our staff regularly work together to plan lessons that enable our students to develop the habits. We regularly review how effectively we are developing the habits in lessons and use this information to guide our professional development programme.