Aim, Vision and Values
Grange Community Junior School
Our Vision, Aims and Values
“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 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 understand the impact of self-esteem on motivation and the ability to learn and so believe that the ethos creates an environment where all members of our community can feel safe and learn. We know that by working in partnership with all stakeholders in a positive, caring and supportive environment, people develop a sense of belonging and feel valued.
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 aim to equip pupils, not only with new knowledge, but also with the tools for learning and a variety first-hand experiences. We want our teaching to lead to learning that is real, relevant and will support our children as they go into the next phase of their education: we aim to empower them to be able to make their own informed choices, with the skills and mind set to thrive. To support our pupils we commit ourselves to our own development, always seeking to improve our practice.
Our values are underpinned by fundamental British values of:
- 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.
Our values have been chosen to develop pupils both morally and educationally. Through our values we aim to:
- 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 our 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||It is important that we all have a say. 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||It is important that we educate to succeed. 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||It is important that we respect others and expect them to show us 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||It is important that we respect the rules of school and laws in society. Everyone will have an awareness of right and wrong and can demonstrate how they are guided by fundamental British values.|
|Team work||It is important that we are one community who care, respect and understand one another. 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.|
Our aims for the four main areas we work to:
Quality of Education
To educate all pupils to the highest levels of academic achievement, to enable them to reach and expand their potential, and to prepare them to become productive, responsible, ethical, creative and compassionate members of society.
Behaviour and Attitudes
Stakeholders have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct which is built upon mutual respect. Positive attitudes towards learning are reflected in growth mind-sets and good pupil attendance.
We consciously create an environment of respect and inclusion to support ethnicity, racial, religious and socio-economic diversity among all stakeholders of the school.
We strive to equip our pupils with the skills they will need to make a positive contribution to their life in modern Britain and how to keep themselves physically and mentally healthy.
Leadership and Management
We have a clear and ambitious vision to provide high-quality, inclusive education which is underpinned by safety and wellbeing for all stakeholders.
We empower stakeholders to achieve their personal best through shared values, policies and practice.