Brentwoodian 2022

me, is a reminder of the importance of hospitality and of welcome. We are a richly diverse community and we place great emphasis, not only on our conduct towards one another, but on the manner in which we welcome and include those who pass through our gates. Two years ago, the School established a Values Implementation Committee and I have the privilege of being the Chair. The membership of the committee is drawn from across the staff body with teaching and operational staff members. Our key role is to work alongside the School’s existing structures to explore how we currently espouse, promote and ‘live out’ the School’s values of Virtue, Learning, Manners through scrutiny of school policy and practice. Most of our work to date has been focused on examining where our Values are most deeply embedded and where we might increase focus and visitors (as well as pupils and staff) will begin to see how our values are being increasingly communicated. The committee has also started to work alongside the staff body to explore how they might interpret these values and how they might give greater shape to our working life. This work is beginning to bear fruit and we hope to be able to open this discussion with the pupils and the wider parent body in due course. If you would like to know more about our Values and about this work in particular, then please do not hesitate to be in touch directly. By Revd Dr Adrian McConnaughie VIRTUE, LEARNING, MANNERS. 9