Ethos and Values
We aim for our school to be a place where every child ‘reaches higher by learning and growing together’.
In our inclusive school, we value, seek to understand, and identify potential in everyone. We encourage everyone in our school community to engage in the life of the school and wider community. We promote values which include:
- British democracy
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs (and no faith)
Our curriculum reflects these values alongside an appreciation and celebration of difference and diversity (reflecting all protected characteristics and social class). We promote human rights and accept that rights come with responsibility. We actively promote children rights through the Rights Respecting Schools Award.
Valuing our cultural heritage, we explore our local, regional and national heritage and British history, both positive and negative – learning from history and taking pride in positive contributions made.
We believe our school is a place where:
- children feel safe secure and happy within a caring ethos and climate of trust which values all members of the school community and encourages pride in personal contribution.
- children are treated as individuals and are allowed to progress at their own level in a stimulating environment to develop to their maximum potential.
- children are challenged, encouraged to experiment and to learn through first hand experience.
- fundamental British values are promoted and celebrated.
We promote high expectations, high standards and seek to provide children with high quality experiences and a quality environment in which to work.
We offer opportunities for children to make choices, take risks, make decisions and express their own points of view with confidence.
Children are encouraged to be independent learners and team players, in order to develop enquiring minds and life long skills.
We encourage the development of a positive self image and esteem so that children become resilient and confident individuals.
We seek to ensure that all pupils have full access to the whole range of opportunities on offer at our school, including access to a broad and balanced curriculum.
Parents, governors and other members of the school community are welcomed into school and are encouraged to take an active involvement in all aspects of school life.
We value our local area and community and provide opportunities for our pupils to develop social skills, positive attitudes and a respect for others.
Our pupils learn about diversity and develop an understanding of religious beliefs, moral values and tolerance.