Our Vision and Values

Our Vision for a Student

A student leaving JCG at the end of her studies will enjoy life to the full, value her friendships and achieve balance in her life. She will have a thirst for knowledge and already possess a broad understanding of the cultural, historical, geographical and scientific events and ideas which have fashioned her island and her world, and an eagerness to discover more. She will have a good range of hobbies and interests, including the Arts and sport, which she wants to pursue. She will be a rigorous and imaginative thinker.

She will leave us with an excellent record of achievement for an academically-demanding course at university or employment which will lead to a stimulating career. She will have the ambition, motivation and staying power which will equip her to study independently and successfully at either. She will apply for internships, work experience and voluntary work in her holidays.

She will have grown as an individual who is happy, well mannered and able to find fulfilment in her service to others. She will be thoughtful, open-minded and be able to lead. She will be conscious of the advantages she has enjoyed and of the opportunities and obligations such advantages should bring. She will want to have a positive impact on her community and the world.

She will have happy and lasting memories of her time at College and an admiration for those people who have nurtured and shaped her learning.

This aspiration is, I hope, your aspiration. These ideas bring our values of ‘Aspire, Inquire, Excel and Belong’ to life.

Carl Howarth
Principal.

Our Vision for a member of Staff

(This vision is not a statement of what is but what we as individuals strive to achieve. As such, the College strives to be the environment to facilitate and support this endeavour.)

Our staff recognise that they are one of their students’ greatest influences and are passionate about what they do, drawing on the rich and fulfilling experiences they have in their lives beyond the classroom. They aspire to be the best they can be, are trusted and their professionalism is respected and valued by students, colleagues, parents and the wider community.

Our staff strive to pass on their passion for learning and inspire their students. They are focused on what is best for their students and endeavour to know and understand them.

Each of our staff contributes to a calm, collegiate, happy and purposeful organisation which cares for and invests in us as individuals and valued members of a team. Our staff care deeply for our students, encouraging them to achieve the vision JCG has for its students.

Our staff feel their career aspirations are known, valued and supported; that their professional learning is recognised, nurtured and tailored to them as an individual. Our staff engage with and participate in research and critical inquiry in order to refine their practice. Our staff feel empowered and encouraged to innovate, be creative, curious and to inquire, with space to re-design and re-think how we do things for our students, not only in their studies but in the wider aspects of their lives.

Our staff seek to excel as educators and in doing so, have a positive impact on our students, our colleagues and our community.

Our staff enjoy working in the exciting, vibrant JCG community, where colleagues and students possess a strong sense of belonging.

Carl Howarth
Principal