Welcome to Embley
When I came into teaching, I wanted to be the kind of teacher I wanted to have as a child. As a Headmaster I believe that Embley is the kind of school that children and their families want to have.
We believe that every child is unique and deserves the recognition of that as they grow. We are academically ambitious for our children and motivate them to achieve their personal best. We encourage an appropriate belief in oneself while being mindful that the world does not end at the tip of one’s nose and that happiness in life is through success in enriching the lives of others.
Our expectations are high and we make no apology for this; children respond positively to the belief we have in them. They are encouraged to take intellectual risks, to challenge themselves and to respond to that challenge because they know we are there to support them. Mistakes are valued as opportunities for growth and development.
We expect all our pupils to develop independence, responsibility and a spirit of enquiry from a young age but we cannot foster these ideals without giving our children a meaningful opportunity to practise them. From class representation in student councils our students also lead on national conferences, address national education fora, trade on the London Exchange in our Stock Market Investment Club and develop their economic and business acumen through our MBA Experience in partnership with Winchester University. They also lead award winning sailing, drama and golf programmes and, in co-operation with staff, plan and manage business tendering and projects. Our children have the opportunity to be their best and leave us with a character that will inform the rest of their lives.
Our students go out into the world with a sense of purpose. They leave us with academic achievement, personal fulfilment and the desire to make a difference.
Cliff Canning, Headmaster, Embley