Dream together, Believe together, Achieve together – Our School Values
Aims, Values and Ethos – Dream together, Believe together, Achieve together
At LHPSN we want our pupils to believe in themselves so they are confident, courageous and resilient when faced with present and future challenges. The school ethos and curriculum encourages perseverance, responsibility and respect. Our school values are at the heart of everything we do at Lickey Hills Primary School and reflect the qualities that staff and governors want pupils to develop and express in their learning and play.
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.” We reinforce these British values in the following ways:
Democracy: The school vision, aims and ethos clearly state the importance we place on each member of the school community as an individual who is valued and respected by everyone else. Children are engaged in considering what it means to be British and understanding that being British is about living alongside others in a multi-cultural community.
The Rule of Law: The importance of laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced at LHPSN School. The school motto is “Dream Together, Believe Together, Achieve Together” which underpins our aims and ambitions for everyone in the school community. There is a shared understanding of kindness and good behaviour which is promoted at all times and underpinned by the three simple but effective school rules which we encourage and expect all children to follow. Pupils recognise there are consequences when they are not followed.
*Follow instructions * Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself* use positive language and actions*
Individual Liberty: Pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through E-Safety and PSHE work. LHPSN promotes an anti-bullying culture.
Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs: Pupils are encouraged to understand that all members of the school community treat each other with respect. We actively encourage visitors from a range of communities and organisations into school. Each year, the school supports a range of charities that the pupils can identify with. The school plans fundraising and awareness raising activities to support these charities.
‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have successfully developed a united team of staff, pupils and governors who exemplify your current school values.’ (Ofsted December 2018)