Aim, Vision and Values

Grange Community Junior School

Our Vision, Aims and Values

Vision statement

“Our vision is to create a school community in which everyone can participate, excel and be proud of their achievements”

Our strapline is

“Where everyone counts”

Our Ethos

Our ethos at Grange Community Junior School is based on inclusivity. Everyone in our school community is cared for and valued equally as a unique person.  We believe that the ethos creates an environment where all members of our community can learn.  We know that by working in partnership in a positive, caring and supportive environment, people develop a sense of belonging and feel valued.  We understand the impact of self-esteem on motivation and the ability to learn.

Our aims

At Grange Community Junior School, we strive to break down any barriers to learning and provide high quality teaching which will inspire and motivate children to engage in their learning and be prepared for the ever-changing world ahead of them.  We commit ourselves to our own development, always seeking to improve our practice.  We aim to provide pupils with the tools for learning and first-hand experiences, we aim for our teaching to lead to learning that is real, relevant and will support our children to leave equipped for life: able to make their own informed choices, with the skills and mind set to thrive, live happy, healthy lives and take on the world.

Our values

Our values are underpinned by our aims, learning skills and fundamental British values.

  • Democracy: We all have a say.
  • Rule of Law: We respect the rules of school and laws in society.
  • Tolerance of different cultures: We are one community who care, respect and understand one another.
  • Mutual respect: We respect others and expect them to show us respect.
  • Individual liberty: We know human rights and exercise these in school life and beyond.

These Values have been chosen to develop pupils both morally and educationally. Through the values we:

  • Enable children to focus upon the positive aspects of themselves, reminding them of their individual worth, their worth in the school and wider community
  • Maintain high standards of behaviour, conduct and self-confidence
  • Raise standards by promoting an inclusive ethos which supports the development of the whole child as a reflective learner within a calm, caring, happy and purposeful atmosphere
  • Encourage children to ‘live the values’ in all aspects of their lives both in school and out.
Participation Everyone will participate fully in his or her own education. We believe being actively involved promotes a sense of belonging, respect for others and a greater ability to succeed.
Hardworking Everyone is able to work hard and strive to be the best they can be. The expectation of hard work means that pupils are capable of  achieving the highest standards possible of themselves and excel in their progress
Resilience Everyone can persevere and work with determination to make progress. We also want pupils to recognize that mistakes are opportunities to learn and struggle is a way to build confidence. Through resilience, pupils reach their full potential and understand how to thrive in life. When children are resilient, they are braver, more curious and more adaptable.
Pride Everyone takes a pride in themselves and their school as this is a key factor in building a community. It gives pupils a sense of ownership, civic duty and achievement. Pride shows that pupils have a vested interest in their learning and strive to be the best they can.
Respect Everyone will act with kindness, tolerance and consideration towards others to celebrate the diversity of the school and show other people that they are valued.
Integrity Everyone will have an awareness of right and wrong and can demonstrate how they are guided by fundamental British values
Team work By working together pupils can develop critical thinking skills, exchange knowledge, share expertise, increase motivation and improve their attitudes toward learning. Working together helps us achieve more than on our own.