Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be Respectful
At Homefields Primary School we pride ourselves on how our school feels like a family, where each individual is cherished and nurtured to be the best they can be. We believe that each individual has the right to feel safe, loved and respected. That children and adults alike should be happy and able to work in a calm, positive and supportive environment. We encourage all to maintain the highest of standards, so that adults and children alike reflect the ethos of the school. We teach the importance of our core values of 'Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be Respectful' to ensure that we are the best that we can be.
Our School Values
Or School values were created by staff and children. We looked at what it was like to be part of our Homefields family and what we wanted for the children, the staff and for visitors to our school.
Be Kind, Be Courageous, Be Respectful
- To be happy and enjoy learning and be motivated to achieve the best they can now and in the future.
- To be enthusiastic and proud about their learning.
- Have the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and information and communication technology.
- To have essential learning skills, attitudes and thinking skills.
- Are creative, resourceful and able to identify and solve problems.
- To have enquiring minds and be able to listen and think for themselves.
- Be confident to explore and try different approaches to aid their learning.
- To process information, reason, ask good questions and evaluate their learning.
- Communicate well in a range of ways, understanding and discussing how they learn and know how to learn from their mistakes.
- Are able to learn independently and with others and share their learning.
- Know about big ideas and events that shape our world.
- Know different ways to find out information.
- Have a sense of self-belief, self-worth and personal identity.
- Relate well to others and form good relationships.
- Are self-aware and understand and deal well with their emotions.
- Have secure values and beliefs and have principles to distinguish right from wrong and keep working on solutions to issues.
- Become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves.
- Make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Are physically competent and confident.
- Take managed risks and stay safe.
- Recognise their talents and have ambitions – pursue their own interests and strengths.
- Are willing to try new things and make the most of opportunities.
- Are open to the excitement and inspiration offered by the natural world and human achievements.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Develop presentation skills.
- Develop time management skills.
- Are well-prepared for life and work.
- Are enterprising.
- Are able to think creatively.
- Are able to work cooperatively with others.
- Respect and consider others, act with integrity and be responsible for their own behaviour.
- Understand their own and others’ cultures and traditions, within the context of British heritage, and have a strong sense of their own place in the world.
- Appreciate the benefits of diversity.
- Challenge injustice, are committed to human rights and strive to live peaceably with others.
- Sustain and improve the environment, locally and globally.
- Take account of the needs of present and future generations in the choices they make.
- Can change things for the better – making a positive contribution to school and the wider community.
ATTITUDES TO LEARNING
Our schools learning attitudes support our core values and ensure that children are taught the life skills of how to become a positive learner in both their academic and personal learning journeys.
We feel it is important that the children develop a set of key skills and attitudes that will best equip them for learning throughout their lives. These skills and attitudes help children develop self-awareness and resilience in learning; to transfer skills and learning from one context to another and to understand how they learn best and to use them effectively.
Our key attitudes are:
Skills Based Curriculum Aims
- Successful learners, who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Our curriculum is organised in such a way that these skills and attitudes develop as part of our everyday learning.