Vision, Values & Ethos
1. The school aims to be “outstanding” in all measures
2. All significant groups of pupils achieve at least national expectations of performance in literacy and numeracy
3. All pupils make at least “good” progress given their starting points
4. The school continually expands pupils’ horizons - all things are possible
5. Everyone feels safe and secure
6. All pupils enjoy school
7. We celebrate what they are good at - it is not how clever you are but in what ways you are clever
1. Our school wants to be excellent in everything it does!
2. The standards we achieve in literacy and maths are at least as good as any other school!
3. My reading, writing and maths get better all the time!
4. My school shows me that I can be successful in so many ways!
5. I feel happy and safe at my school!
6. My school is fun!
7. My school celebrates the different things that me and my friends are good at!
TEACHING BRITISH VALUES
Promoting British Values at Lower Fields Primary School
The DfE have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Lower Fields Primary School these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
We listen to our children’s and parent’s voices. Our school Behaviour and Discipline Policy is clear that children are expected to contribute and co-operate, taking into account the views of others.
The Rule of Law:
We consistently reinforce our high expectations of children. Children are taught the value and reasons behind our expectations that they are there to protect us, that everyone has a responsibility and that there are consequences when rules are broken.
Within school, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we provide opportunities for young children to make choices safely, through our provision of a safe environment and empowering teaching. Children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and their responsibilities as British citizens.
Our school ethos and our STARS Code of Conduct highlights the importance of respecting and caring for ourselves and others.
Sensible and safe
Respecting and caring
Starting on time, being here every day
Children are taught to understand how to respect by talking about how actions/words can affect others, learning that there are consequences to their actions and seeing good practice modeled by adults in school.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
We aim to enhance children’s understanding of different faiths and beliefs by participating in a range of celebrations throughout the year and through assemblies and Religious Education. Children have the opportunity to experience various aspects of other cultures and we encourage parents/carers to participate and support our multi-cultural events.