As the Head of Secondary, I am proud in being involved in leading such a wonderful school, a school which has achieved so many things already and it is my intention to ensure that this continues in the future. Whilst being proud of our excellent performance in recent National Parameter testing, I realise that schools are about more than this and aim to ensure that all of our students access a wide range of enrichment activities. At the core of the success of Safa School is a strong and focused pastoral system. Only happy pupils learn and our provision ensures that this is the case.
We encourage intellectual risk-taking and deliberately create an environment where students are free to question, free to discover, free to try and free to succeed. Although every student has different abilities, talents and levels of confidence, we believe they all have a unique contribution to make. We make no apology for fostering individualism and individual passion and talent, but we always balance this with a powerful community ethos and a culture of high all-around expectation.
School should be fun and happy students are more likely to be successful. We see it as our responsibility to bring out our students’ talents, to broaden their interests and to develop their personal qualities. To do this we aim to foster confidence, perseverance, tolerance and integrity; to enhance communication skills; to embrace creativity; to encourage teamwork; to promote an open-minded and outward-looking mentality so students are ready to make a really positive contribution to their wider community.
We aim to provide as varied a life beyond lessons as we can so that our students not only have the pleasure of activity when they are young but also find and develop essential skills which will form a vital part of their adult lives. The ECA programme (Extra Curricular Activities) at Safa is rich and diverse and enables pupils to explore their potential and find interests in areas new to them.