I am proud and honoured to be Headteacher of Sir Graham Balfour School.
At Sir Graham Balfour School, our mission statement of “Learning, Working and Succeeding Together” very much sums up our approach. All in our school community, both staff and students, are challenged and supported to work hard in order to create a vibrant, caring and supportive climate for learning in which all can succeed and thrive.
We believe the best possible care we can give to our students will enable them to leave school with the very best GCSE and A level grades possible. We aim for academic and personal excellence for each child in our care. We do our utmost to ensure that every student can achieve highly; but we also recognise the importance of developing the whole person and the values that we help to instil are central to enabling our students to become ambitious, responsible, caring and successful citizens of Stafford and beyond.
Ensuring high standards of behaviour is very important to us. All students should be able to learn undisturbed and uninterrupted by others. We make no excuse for working hard to ensure that our students’ learning will not suffer because of other students’ choices regarding behaviour. Students have one chance to succeed in their education and no one can be allowed harm this. As such we have a highly developed Achievement and Positive Behaviour Policy designed to celebrate the efforts and achievements of our students, as well as to help students make better choices regarding their behaviour and attitude.
If, having read this, you are interested in finding out more about us, please continue to explore our website or get in touch to arrange to come and visit us. You will always be welcome.
Mr Matthew Mason BA (Hons) PGCE MA NPQH