School Ethos & Values
We aim to be a school which is a place of inspiration and ambition, where learning is valued by everyone in the school community. We do this by:
- Encouraging and supporting each child to realise his/her own potential through the development of self-esteem, confidence and independence.
- Providing, within a safe environment, a relevant and stimulating curriculum that meets the needs of all children.
- Developing understanding and appreciation of people in the local and wider community.
- Actively encouraging partnerships between home and school and welcoming parents’ interest and involvement.
- Working collaboratively within a climate of continuous professional development.
The school welcomes and encourages diversity and individuality, whilst emphasising the common commitment to moral values such as honesty, respect for others, compassion and justice. In partnership with parents and taking account every individual child's needs, we are committed to providing appropriate opportunities for the development of a child’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural values.
It is a fundamental principle of our school, that all who are involved in the life of our school, both have the right to be respected as an individual and carry the responsibility to act in a considerate and respectful manner towards others. We therefore expect that every child will take responsibility for his or her own behaviour.
We work towards the slogan “It’s Good 2B Green” where children are given the incentive to earn Golden Time minutes each day by staying on green or yellow. Positive behaviour is rewarded each week and at the end of each term. There is a ‘class of the week’ and certificates are handed out to children from each class at Assembly. House points are collected weekly and the results are announced at Assembly.
To enhance current positive behaviour strategies, Restorative Approaches (RA) are being used. This puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over and above the need for assigning blame and dispensing punishment. RA enables our school to reflect on existing effective practice and identify possible areas for development to continue to ensure a receptive, positive culture.