Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
As a school community we have spent a long time exploring the different attributes we feel are important to help our children learn and develop. Together we have come up with three core values, with six key elements, which encompass all we believe children need to be successful in life. The values are overarched by a phrase and individual characters and stories to help support our children in remembering and understanding.
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Growth Pride Safety
I am Growth. I love learning and trying new things. I know that things aren’t always easy and I feel like sometimes I’m climbing a mountain and keep falling down. But with every step I take I become more resilient and gain a little more confidence. As I meet people on my journey I begin to accept that everyone is different; and that there are some things which others can do that I cannot, and things that I can do, that they cannot. I also understand that we can offer each other support as we climb up the mountain and help each other take risks and become more independent. The more I climb the more I grow physically and stronger as a person.
I am Pride. When I get up every morning I make sure I look smart in my appearance and try to stay this way all day. At school I try hard to make the right choices, I like to make sure my work is well presented and the best I can do. You’ll often find me tidying up making sure our environment is just like me, the best it can be! I’m proud of myself, my family and the community I come from and like to share this with other people.
I am Safety. I am always looking out for dangers and letting people know how to look after themselves. As I explore my world and move around my school and community I am careful to keep safe and make sure I do all that I can to look after it. When I feel unsafe in my skin or where I am, I know where to go and who to find to help me. I have lots of different strategies that I keep in my toolbox; I remember to use them to help me make the right choices when I’m finding it tricky to express my emotions and keep myself and others safe.