Equipped to Flourish

Equipped to Flourish (ETF) is the foundation upon which everything we do at Kingham Hill is built, underpinned by the school’s informal motto, ‘work hard, play hard, serve well’. Its themes are woven into every aspect of school life with the aim of supporting our pupils as they grow and develop in character, enabling them to flourish both at school and beyond.

The qualities listed below are by no means exhaustive, but are traits we try to instil in our pupils so that they might grow into mature, well-rounded individuals.

Core Themes

Our ETF activity is organised according to the following five areas of development:

  1. Developing Community
    we are encouraging the pupils to find their place in and contribute to the wider community 
  2. Developing Skills
    we are encouraging pupils to find and develop their personal abilities and gifts
  3. Developing Commitment
    having chosen and / or engaged in activities we are encouraging the pupils to stick at these and develop resilience and perseverance
  4. Developing Well-being
    we aim to see the pupils healthy in body, mind and spirit
  5. Developing Curiosity
    we are aiming for the pupils to be interested in a wide range of areas of knowledge and understanding, and to sow the seeds of a desire for life-long learning

Developing curiosity

  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Exploring faith
  • Awareness of current affairs, democracy and government
Developing wellbeing
  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Drugs awareness
  • E-safety
  • Managing friendships and relationships
  • Dealing with challenges and criticism
Developing commitment
  • Sports
  • Clubs
  • Arts
  • Hobbies
  • Interests
  • Reading
  • Meeting deadlines
Developing skills
  • Domestic tasks
  • Manging finances
  • First aid
  • Recycling
  • Public speaking
  • Setting and achieving goals
  • Career paths
Developing community
  • Good communication
  • Understanding other cultures and backgrounds
  • Serving
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Good manners
  • Debating and negotiation

A Snapshot of ETF at Kingham Hill

ETF A Snapshot of the ETF programme at Kingham Hill School