Handbook for parents & carers
1. About our school
Vision, Aims & Values
Lindal and Marton Primary School is a caring school with happy and motivated children. It is our purpose to provide a safe, secure and stimulating environment in which each child is valued and encouraged to reach their full potential and experience success.
Lindal and Marton Primary School is committed to serving its community. As a small village school, we understand our responsibility to ensure that our pupils are prepared for a more diverse society. The school embraces the belief that our children are at the heart of a wider, ever changing, multi-cultural and multi-faith community and key them growing up as responsible and respectable citizens is the acceptance and promotion of British values.
Central to the advocacy of British values are the school’s aims, moral values and core learning values. All of which are achieved through our ethos, the curriculum and the provision for pupils beyond formal lessons.
We aim for each child
- to have a sense of self worth, self esteem and confidence
- to enjoy the learning experience and take pleasure in learning,
- to be ambitious for themselves and what they can achieve,
- to be well motivated and independent learners with lively and enquiring minds
- to be able to persevere and understand that determination and effort can conquer difficulties,
- to have successful partnerships between parents, other children, governors, staff and the community
- to care for themselves and participate in a healthy lifestyle
- to show consideration of the needs of others and treat everyone equally without prejudice
- to know how to behave appropriately, acting with courtesy, common sense and self discipline at all times
CORE LEARNING VALUES
LEARNING AMBITION MOTIVATION PESEVERANCE
We believe that through developing these four Core Learning Values we can help foster assured learners who are determined and able to apply their learning to all areas so that they can achieve SUCCESS and make a positive impact on the world.
SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL, MORAL & CULTURAL VALUES
Children should be aware of the importance of religion to individuals and to society and should realise the significant role it has played in shaping our civilization as it is today. Staff and pupils should be sensitive and respectful of the different beliefs and customs of other religions and cultures. It must be remembered that the teaching of moral values is implicit in everything a child experiences in and out of school and that adults should model and encourage the morals that we aim to instil.
The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively from September 2014 and to ensure they are taught in schools. The government set out its definition of British Values in the 2011 ‘Prevent’ Strategy.
The five key British Values are:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
The examples that follow show some of the many ways Lindal and Marton Primary School seeks to instil British Values: