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School ethos

Our core vision is 'Learning Together, Inspired Forever'

 

We use the skills of the good learners principle to RECONNECT learning, show RESILIENCE, be RESOURCEFUL, be RECIPROCAL and REFLECT on our learning.

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These skills underpin all that we do at Ley Hill School, preparing everyone for life as compassionate, respectful and confident individuals with the skills to develop a growth mindset and love learning for life.

 

We welcome everyone into a safe and secure environment where everyone is nurtured, encouraged to achieve their full potential and to flourish in all areas of life. By learning together we inspire each other to achieve our potential as lifelong learners.

 

At Ley Hill School our aims are:

 

  • To engage pupils to develop lively enquiring minds and an enjoyment and love of learning.
  • To engage in a variety of academic, physical and creative skills and understanding across our curriculum.
  • To show enjoyment and engagement by being active participants in their own learning growth.
  • To engage in the growth mindset philosophy in order to grow as active learners.
  • To encourage pupils to enjoy acquiring wisdomknowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to their futures in a fast-changing world.
  • To encourage pupils to enjoy, understand and respect the world in which they live and grow.
  • To engage in the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations.
  • To develop understanding and tolerance of the differences between people and to be compassionate in the way they interact with others, growing as unique respectful individuals in the world in which we live.
  • To engage pupils to love a spiritual and contemplative approach to life, developing the awe and wonder and enjoyment of life.
  • Appreciating and enjoying past and present human achievements and aspirations.
  • To engage pupils to realise their own self-worth and enjoy their place in our wider school community so they can grow as wise and healthy individuals.

British Values

 

British Values, as defined by the government in 2011 are democracythe rule of lawindividual libertymutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  At Ley Hill we believe that promoting these values is of paramount importance and do so daily through every day school life.   

 

Democracy:

 

  • Our pupil selected School Council teaches about the importance of democracy.
  • Our pupils have the opportunity to volunteer their time in activities/roles such as subject champions,  sports leaders and peer mentors and also take part in fund raising events for local and national charities.
  • Democracy is also promoted through daily decision making, debating, PSHE lessons and assemblies.
  • Pupils are taught about the freedom of speech through assemblies.

 

The rule of law:

 

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils. Pupils are rewarded for exhibiting good and caring behaviour and consistent demonstration of our values is recognised through things such as Headteachers .
  • Through our PSHE lessons, our pupils are taught how to earn trust and respect and are supported to develop a strong sense of morality; knowing right from wrong and doing the right thing even when it’s difficult.
  • Children are taught about equality and mutual respect for all and this is reinforced through our behaviour policy.

 

Individual Liberty:

 

  • Through our school values and PSHE lessons, children are taught about personal responsibility, choices, ambition and aspiration.  They are encouraged to take opportunities to follow their interests in art, sport etc.
  • Children are taught how to keep themselves safe, including on-line.  This is done through computing lessons, e-safety days, assemblies and outside organisations such as the NSPCC, as well as through the PSHE curriculum.

 

Mutual Respect:

 

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Through our school’s values, PSHE and circle times, children are taught to respect each other, to be cooperative and collaborative, be supportive and to look for similarities while being understanding of differences.
  • Pupils learn about a range of faiths and beliefs and how difference enriches life experiences. 

 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs:

 

  • Our behaviour policy demands high expectations of pupil conduct and this is shared with and agreed by all pupils.
  • Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs is promoted through the curriculum for Religious Education.  Pupils learn about different religions, their beliefs, places of worship and festivals, and learn about those who have no faith or beliefs.
  • Special assemblies are held celebrating significant religious festivals such as Ramadan and Diwali where guest speakers, staff and pupils are invited to share their beliefs and traditions.
  • Pupils have the opportunity to visit places of worship.
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