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Visions and Values

Our visions and 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.

Aldwyn's Vision Statement

 

At Aldwyn Primary School we believe that:

 

  • high quality teaching will enable every child to achieve excellent progress in their learning

 

  • every child  should be a successful learner who strives to achieve their potential and have their talents recognised

 

  • that all children should develop a love of learning to last a lifetime; preparing them for the next  phase of their education and their future

 

  • establishing positive partnerships and  a shared vision with parents and the wider community is essential

 

  • children should learn in a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment

 

  • everyone in school should value themselves and each other.

 

To achieve our vision, we will:

 

  • promote high standards which enable children to acquire and apply appropriate knowledge, skills and concepts, particularly in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT capability

 

  • provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum which encourages links within learning

 

  • enable children to become confident learners who are resilient, independent and creative in their learning

 

  • raise the  aspirations of our children to be the best that they can be

 

  • promote a sense of belonging in our school and to the wider community, enabling children to understand the world they live in; respect and value the differences between people, cultures and faiths and recognise the contribution they can make to society today

 

  • develop and maintain children’s attitude to keeping their bodies and minds healthy and to raise their awareness of well-being leading to positive self- esteem

 

  • teach social and emotional skills that encourage children to develop positive relationships and become responsible citizens.

Aldwyn Values

 

 

We will:

 

  • Care for people and Property

 

  • Value others at all times

 

  • Listen, think and follow instructions

 

  • Be helpful, kind and polite

 

  • Enjoy and achieve in all our work
Aldwyn British Values Statement

Aldwyn Primary School

British Values Statement

 

The document sets out how we, at Aldwyn Primary School, develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.

 

 “We want every school to promote the basic  British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs”.  Lord Nash

 

A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

 

British Values:

 

The Rule of Law

Democracy

Individual Liberty

Mutual Respect

Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

 

To do this our children will develop:

 

  • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • An acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination

 

The mission statement and aims of the school carefully reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them.

 

Mission Statement

 

Our school community is committed to providing a safe, secure and stimulating environment. We value and promote shared and personal achievement, high standards and respect for the individual. We believe that by working together we build understanding of one another and develop the self-esteem of every individual.

This Mission Statement represents the principles that we strive towards at Aldwyn Primary School. Throughout our statement we hope to show how we translate these aims into practice.

 

Our School Aims


At Aldwyn Primary School  we believe that:

 

  • high quality teaching will enable every child to achieve excellent progress in their learning
  • every child  should be a successful learner who strives to achieve their potential and have their talents recognised
  • that all children should develop a love of learning to last a lifetime; preparing them for the next  phase of their education and their future
  • establishing positive partnerships and  a shared vision with parents and the wider community is essential
  • children should learn in a safe, inclusive and stimulating environment
  • everyone in school should value themselves and each other

 

 

The table below is an indication of where we can find evidence to show that these values are an intrinsic part of school life at Aldwyn Primary School.

 

Value

Evidence

Democracy

  • Aldwyn Vision and Aims
  • Pupil Voice minutes

Our school council works in conjunction with our eco-group council, to raise appropriate issues about our school and environment.

Two pupils per class are elected , annually, by their peers to represent their class.

At Pupil Voice meetings,  representatives put forward ideas and issues identified by their peers regarding school developments and environmental issues. 

The Rule of Law

  • Aldwyn Vision and Aims
  • Behaviour policy
  • School Values : School has a set of values that each child is expected to follow
  • Care for people and property
  • Value others at all times
  • Listen, think and follow instructions
  • Be helpful, kind and polite
  • Enjoy and achieve in all our work

 

  • Display of school values in each classroom, the hall and corridors

 

Individual Liberty

  • Aldwyn Vision and School Aims
  • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E policy

PSHE is used to teach Social, Emotional and Behavioural skills throughout the school.  Collective worship is used to both explore and support the school’s values.  By teaching the children how to manage and understand their emotions they will be motivated and equipped to:

  • Be effective and successful learners
  • Make and sustain friendships
  • Deal with and resolve conflict effectively and fairly
  • Solve problems with others or by themselves
  • Manage strong feelings such as frustration, anger and anxiety
  • Be able to promote calm and optimistic states that promote the achievement of goals
  • Recover from setbacks and persist in the face of difficulties;
  • Work and play co-operatively
  • Compete fairly and win and lose with dignity and respect for all competitors
  • Recognise and stand up for their rights and the rights of others
  • Understand and value the differences and commonalities between people, respecting the right of others to have beliefs and values different to their own
  • To respect and value our world, and the things, both material and alive that exist within it.

Mutual Respect

  • Aldwyn Vision and Aims
  • Behaviour policy
  • P.S.H.E policy
  • Aldwyn Tower of needs in the hall and every classroom
  • Displays of positive values around school
  • Family Prayer

We all have high expectations of achievement and behaviour.  Children and staff are polite and kind.  We believe that everyone has their own special gifts and we are expected to use them.

All members of the school family are equally valued.

Our teachers make lessons enjoyable and interesting and everybody is expected to do their best and respect others.

Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs

  • Aldwyn Vison and Aims
  • P.S.H.E policy
  • R.E. Policy
  • Assembly records
  • Alternative faith work as part of R.E.

Daily worship reflects and teaches the children about tolerance for different faiths and beliefs.

Activities within school support both children and adults of different or no faith, the children are taught respect and tolerance of these groups and the opinions and feelings of the groups are taken into account with all activities.

PHSCE Overview 2016/2017

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