The Aims and Values of the School
The evaluation or our Aims and Values has been a gradual process , through consultation with all staff to ensure that everyone who works closely with the children was consulted.
As a whole staff we have reviewed our Aims and Values through identifying the Behaviours for Learning that we would like the children to develop, we prioritised into 6 main Behaviours for Learning and identified:
To make the Behaviours for Learning meaningful to the children we decided to have a ‘School of Fish’ with each named fish having a character attributed to a Behaviour for Learning Which spell out our ‘Recipe for Success’. These underpin the Aims and Values we would like for our school.
This is a process that will continue to evolve as we discuss it with Governors, children and parents. Staff will also continue to develop each Behaviour for Learning, sharing them with the children, creating the fish for display in the classrooms and identifying learning opportunities for each Year Group.
The Behaviours for Learning we wish to develop in our children are our school Aims:
We will teach this RECIPE for success through our ‘School of Fish’
Our values will be underpinned by the characteristics that each Behaviour for Learning demonstrate.
Respect - Acknowledging, Empathic, Sympathetic, Thoughtful, Non-judgemental, Understanding
Enjoy - Happy, Focussed, Enthusiastic, Engaged, Proud, Positive
Collaborate - Supportive, Independent, Enthusiastic, Confident, Empathic, Sympathetic
Independence - Enabled, Confident, Proud, Challenged, Responsible
Pride - Motivated, Determined, Satisfied, Rewarded, Enthusiastic, Confident
Endeavour - Brave, Strong, Determined, Confident, Motivated, Proud, Positive, Persevering
We use the fish to explain how we would like the children to learn and to develop their understanding of the language associated with each Behaviour for Learning. We link it to our reward system by giving smiley fish and fish certificates, staff have fish on their lanyards to remind & praise children.