The Curriculum Statement

The Sele School is at the heart of learning in the community it serves.  We believe that learning transforms and enriches life.  We educate the whole child, valuing academic, vocational, physical, social and emotional development.  In this school every child matters and feels a valued member of our community; consequently, learners show initiative and enterprise and achieve success in many and diverse ways.  They gain the self-confidence to be active, lifelong learners and to go out into adult life ready to make their mark.



  • To promote excellence and enable students to reach their full potential in everything that they do.
  • To recognise, encourage and develop the widest possible range of skills, abilities and interests in all our students.
  • To provide a curriculum that meets the present and future needs of all our students.
  • To develop Sport and the Performing Arts in order to:
                   -  Raise standards in all areas of the curriculum
                   - Contribute to diversity and choice in educational provision in Hertford                       and Ware
                    - Develop interests, skills and qualities that will help young people make                       the transition from adolescence to adulthood
  • To develop in each student an enjoyment of learning and a commitment to learning as a lifelong process.
  • To offer high quality professional development for all staff to ensure the school’s continuous improvement and to extend personal and professional satisfaction.


  • To encourage students to develop self-confidence, self-respect, self-discipline and individual judgement.
  • To develop a school community in which each student is recognised and valued as an individual in his or her own right.
  • To acknowledge the rights and responsibilities of individuals within the school community.
  • To encourage students to develop a concern for the well-being of all members of the community through good personal relationships, sensitivity and tolerance.