“A young person who is driven to make the most of the academic, social and individual opportunities available to them – in and out to school; to be curious and a lifelong learner becoming a valuable leading member of the local and national community. Ultimately to have mastery of their thinking, behaviour and ambitions to lead a fulfilling life”.
At Holcombe we have a MASTERY, ENDEAVOUR and THINKING Programme (MET) whereby the students from every year voluntarily choose to engage with the MET contract, which can be found here.
Students are initially selected by the Head of Year (HOY) and the Lead MET Practitioner based on external standardised tests and internal data based on achievement, attainment and behaviour. The students attend extra-curricular clubs, weekly meetings with myself and try to stretch themselves academically, socially and cognitively.
The MET programme is one which runs from Year 7 up until Year 13 and the prime purpose is to support and challenge the student to better themselves by taking up existing opportunities within their environment. The MET programme is driven to support a developing growth mindset by students leading their self-improvement.
Successful engagement with the programme is rewarded, foremost by praise and recognition and better interpersonal and communication skills, however other rewards for students who are currently on the MET programme, have included:
MET students are expected to regularly interact with resources to widen their understanding of themselves and the world we live in.
https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/resources/magazines-and-newspapers-for-children-and-teenagers. This website includes magazines such as National Geographic, “the world renowned periodical examining modern Geography, Science and Natural History,” New Scientist, “a leading weekly publication looking at the world of science, nature and technology” to Prospect, “full of contemporary think pieces about current issues and opinions in modern western society.”