The Clifton Pledges are at the very heart of empowering students to be confident, well-rounded, enthusiastic, caring, happy, can-do people, ready for the wider world. The Pledges, coupled with the Clifton Way, develop personal skills and attributes and broaden the horizons of our students.
At Clifton Community School, we aim to send all young people into an ever changing world able and qualified to play their full part in it. The qualified aspect of this speaks for itself; we aim for our students to achieve strong qualifications that support them in their next steps of education, training or employment.
Furthermore, a student who makes that commitment to the Clifton Pledges will develop independence and self-discipline by augmenting their participation, performance, communication, creativity and cultural capital.
Preparing you for life in modern society
- Appreciating diversity
Equipping you to deal with a range of life experiences
- Careers and aspirations
Enabling you to learn about your local community and support diversity
- Out of School
- Understanding your roots
About the Pledges
Over each key stage, students will be expected to complete all Bronze, Silver and Gold tasks for each of the 3 categories.
Why are we encouraging students to achieve pledges?
Why are Pledges important?
Key stage 3
At Key Stage 3, opportunities for students to achieve the bronze Pledges will be offered throughout the curriculum including through the pastoral curriculum in tutor time.
A student aiming for silver and gold pledges will have opportunities within the academy but will also need to complete some of these Pledges independently.
key stage 4
At Key Stage 4 there is more emphasis on students taking responsibility and being self-motivated to complete tasks independently. All students will have the opportunity to complete the bronze Pledge tasks through the curriculum, including the pastoral curriculum.
Silver and gold Pledge tasks will need to be completed independently although there will be opportunities within the curriculum which may help you with these.