College Vision & Values
To be recognised as a centre of excellence for day education, and one that provides a rich educational experience that prepares students for the complex challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
To instil a passion for learning in all our students and foster intellectual curiosity and develop independent thinking skills.
To provide a safe environment within which students are not limited or defined by their past, where dreams can become a reality and all can excel academically.
Ambition| Curiosity | Self-belief |Tolerance
David Game College is committed to providing high quality education, ensuring that all students experience rapid learning and achieve their ambition. Our role is to ignite a flame of learning and curiosity within students so they can understand and relate to the complexities of the world they will inherit.
We want our students to be ambitious and optimistic about their futures and to be prepared to push themselves to achieve the extraordinary. For us there are no barriers to learning; students should be encouraged to break free from any limiting self-doubts, and not be constrained by the past. In this regard, we have a strong commitment to students’ mental health and wellbeing, ensuring that students can handle setbacks and become resilient.
Our strategic vision is clear – select and develop the very best teachers to deliver a progressive and modern curriculum that not only gives students the knowledge and techniques to excel in examinations, but also the critical thinking skills and broader education to navigate their place in the world. Our ethos and values are reflected in our curriculum – students should not be limited or defined by the past and it is the College’s role to develop students’ self-belief, and confidence to grow and ask questions and learn within a safe, tolerant environment, one that respects ambition and works towards enabling a dream to become a reality.
The curriculum successfully blends traditional values with modernity. We never lose sight of the fundamentals – literacy and numeracy, and we take care to ensure that students understand the importance of detail, without losing sight of the bigger picture.
We encourage and foster a learning environment that is tolerant and respects the beliefs and values of all. In this regard, the College is non-denominational and welcomes everyone.
Values and beliefs that unite the College include:
- Endeavour and resilience
- Tolerance and respect for others
- A desire to explore the great issues of the day
- Not being limited or defined by the past
- Respect for what the past can teach us in the present
David Game College has developed from its roots as a tutorial college into an ambitious independent day College, situated in the heart of the City of London. This transition was part of the College’s roadmap of development and growth.
To support both its day students, the college has carefully considered its strategic vision. Fundamental to this was a recognition that students needed to be prepared not only for success in their core academic curriculum, but also in their support curriculum and wellbeing. We want all our students to be independent learners and confident to explore new information and understand how to make notes, revise, and consolidate their learning.
We wish to take all the positive advantages that London has to offer with its outstanding cultural, economic and educational opportunities.
Our vision for David Game College encompasses six elements:
- Commitment to academic excellence – to provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that alongside traditional subjects, also prepares students for new opportunities in the life sciences, medical-related fields, as well as engineering, technology, computing and mathematics as part of a progressive STEM education
- Increase students’ awareness of cultural capital – connecting students to music, the arts, drama, film, dance, architecture, literature and classical civilisation, in the understanding that a cultural perspective helps students relate to modernity as well as to our own rich intellectual heritage
- Raising awareness of emerging technologies – ensure that students are aware of the importance of technologies in driving change and innovation and that all students have the opportunity to learn coding and explore topics such as robotics and artificial intelligence (AI)
- Focus on wellbeing and values – to help develop students’ spiritual, emotional, health education and psychological needs so that they better navigate issues that they will face as young adults
- Increase awareness and understanding of critical global issues – educate students about important issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss, finance and cryptocurrencies, history, inequality, geopolitics, uncertainty, mental health and health
- Provide strong pastoral support - guide and support students’ psychological wellbeing and help foster an environment where students become independent learners, confident and resilient to life’s challenges