May 26, 2017

DSTC Ethos and Values

Dartford Science and Technology College – Mission and Vision

Inspiring Education – Nurturing Success

Outstanding pupil progress and achievement that is also recognised by the local community

1. Successful students
Students who leave the school are confident and prepared for the next stage of their career, education or employment, they are confident, well rounded individuals. Our results are above the national averages – including Progress 8 and 5 or more GCSEs A* to C (or equivalent) including English and Maths. No significant gap to the results of disadvantaged pupils and a further value added in the sixth form.

2. High standards of teaching and learning
A high level of ‘excellent’ lessons being delivered, taught by well qualified staff and in an environment where there is high quality professional development  for teachers.

3. A positive profile with the local community
Being the secondary school of choice for girls in the local community, where groups come together, business connections are strong and they provide high quality work experience. That the school has effective collaborations with other schools and contributes positively on the local issues that matter.

4. Promoting what makes us unique
Celebrating our strengths, the co-operative values we represent, the science and technology focus, supportive learning environment and broad curriculum

5. Parents and carers that are engaged

Actively listening to their needs, providing them with timely support and the tools to assist the students learning and development. Recognising the challenges parents and carers face and offering practical support and advice

6. A sustainable future
Adapting to the changing education landscape, embracing innovation, developing best practice and working effectively with other local schools.


  • Self help
  • Self responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity