Values & Ethos

Values and Ethos Statement

  • We want our school to be a place where everybody feels welcome and has a voice.
  • We want all our children to feel safe & happy & achieve to their full potential.
  • We will provide a stimulating learning environment, offering a variety of exciting learning opportunities & experiences within a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • We aim to give children the best possible start to their education by developing their independence, curiosity, imagination and confidence.
  • We will promote our common values & value our differences within the school and the wider community.

Our Values and Ethos Statement adheres to ‘The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’.

Article 29 UNCRC: Education must develop every child’s personality, talents and abilities to the full. It must encourage the child’s respect for human rights, as well as respect for their parents, their own and other cultures, and the environment.

How we develop British Values

The school promotes the Department for Education’s five part definition of British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

We believe it is incredibly important that these British Values permeate throughout our school; we are proud to promote these values, and the work we do is highlighted on our SMSC page.

 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child 

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Article 22 (refugee children). If a child is seeking refuge or has refugee status, governments must provide them with appropriate protection and assistance to help them enjoy all the rights in the Convention. Governments must help refugee children who are separated from their parents to be reunited with them.