Ethos and Values Statement
Because we have hope, we believe that problems can be solved and difficult situations can be improved; we look for potential in every child.
By being honest, we can trust each other; we try to be honest even when we find it difficult.
We show compassion to each other and to people outside of our school who need our help. This makes our school and the world around us a better place.
We know we are succeeding when our children:
- Enjoy coming to school;
- Know the positive feelings they can experience from working hard and achieving;
- Are developing an increasing knowledge and understanding of the full range of subjects on offer in our curriculum;
- Commit their learning to long-term memory;
- Are confident that staff will do their best to help them if they are experiencing problems or challenges in their lives;
- Feel comfortable with staff and tell them about any worries or concerns they may have;
- Follow our school rules: be ready, respectful and safe;
- Understand and live by our school values of hope, honesty and compassion.
We know we are succeeding when our staff:
- Enjoy coming to work;
- Feel the satisfaction and rewards that come from improving children’s life chances;
- Are able to achieve an acceptable balance between work and leisure;
- Feel supported, while developing their ability to solve problems;
- Are developing professionally;
- Are creative in their approaches to teaching;
- Implement school policies consistently;
- Live by our school values of hope, honesty and compassion.
We know we are succeeding when our parents/carers:
- Know how best to support their children;
- Feel that their concerns are taken seriously;
- Know how well their children are doing;
- Has confidence in the school;
- Would recommend our school to others.
We know we are succeeding when our governors:
- Support the Headteacher and other staff to set the school’s aims and objectives and monitor how well we are performing;
- Hold the Headteacher and other staff to account;
- Bring a wide range of skills and expertise from their professional lives;
- Ensure school policies reflect our values of hope, honesty and