Ethos and Values Statement
inspire; discover; empower
inspire the child: endless opportunities provided through thoughtful exploration and enriched learning experiences for every child. A driven passion for a challenging, motivating learning culture.
discover your future: freedom for pupils and staff to be unique and create pathways to our own learning. A curriculum that is relevant and provides new experiences; allowing us to excel in our achievements, which inspires our future learning.
empower the community: a stimulating and safe environment allows us to reach our full potential. Talent is realised through purposeful life related learning. Our inclusive school community ensures equality for us to aim high and fully access our abilities.
At Cleaswell Hill School, we create an inclusive culture of learning, where all children will be challenged in their own thinking and the thinking of others; so we can strive for continuous improvement and be motivated to become lifelong learners.
We respect individual differences and needs, ensuring equality of opportunity whilst nurturing each child’s intellectual, physical, aesthetic, spiritual, emotional, moral and social development. This supports the child’s ability to communicate effectively, form relationships and to participate as an effective member of the community.
We continuously aspire to empower our children to become respected citizens to enable them to make valuable contributions in the community and to contribute to our children’s sustainable future.
In each child we develop the self-discipline, self- respect, empathy and capacity to be an independent, self- motivated person with an awareness and understanding of societies’ expectations. This is enhanced through our encouragement for our sense of community, the involvement of parents/families/carers in the life of the school fostering a positive, supportive home/school relationship.
Statement of Ethos and Values
At Cleaswell Hill School we are committed to providing a caring, friendly and safe environment for all of our pupils so they can learn in a relaxed and secure atmosphere. We recognise our responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all of our pupils by protecting them from physical, sexual or emotional abuse, neglect and bullying, including online. This is the responsibility of every adult employed by school, or invited to deliver services.
The culture of our school is based on the principles of dialogue, inclusion and mutual respect. All dealings between staff, pupils and parents will be characterised by a code of common courtesy and good manners. Working together and celebrating our diversity are the corner stone of our school community.
We are committed to providing a service to our pupils who are recognised as the most important group within the school community. Staff demonstrate due consideration and respect for pupils. Pupil voice and agency is encouraged and staff work with pupils to have the capacity to act as independently as possible and make their own free choices.
The efforts which members of staff make to improve the learning process and promote partnership will be recognised by pupils’ adopting an active role in their own learning.
When dealing with difficult situations, we seek to resolve problems by mediation, respecting the feelings of all involved.
The school will continue to develop its existing positive links with the local community and promote civic pride in its achievements and reputation.
- Our truthfulness, honesty, politeness and consideration towards others
- Respect and tolerance of the opinions and beliefs of others.
- Commitment and determination to realise dreams and the ability to inspire confidence and courage to achieve success.
- The qualities of patience and sensitivity; self-discipline, self-respect, empathy and the capacity to live as an independent, self-motivated person with an awareness of our sociality and the world community.
- Our children/young people’s inquisitive and imaginative minds, their questions, communication skills and active participation as members of society
Our core values are
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