VISION STATEMENT – ETHOS AND VALUES

 

 

Black Combe Junior School is a place where all can grow, achieve and aspire within a safe and caring atmosphere of teamwork, support and cooperation.  We will encourage the pupils to be confident, independent, self-motivated, have respect for others, and develop their self-esteem and to achieve all they can.

 Black Combe Junior School provides a learning environment that opens up the world and takes the pupils on a journey to discover and challenge their thinking.

We aspire to ignite a passion for life-long learning.

To develop great thinkers who embrace challenges.

We promote curiosity, enthusiasm and independence.

 We strive for challenge and excellence through a creative and inclusive curriculum

 

We aim to create confident independent individuals who take responsibility for their actions and who understand their role in our community and the world they share with everybody. Valuing everyone as an individual and encouraging respect for others

Some of the values we hold close to our hearts at Black Combe Junior School are

Sharing

 Respect

Listening

Friendship

Determination

 Perseverance

These values are woven into all we do at school.

Black Combe Junior School feels values are very important. Values are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives. Some commonly held values include thoughtfulness, respect, trust, love, friendship, sharing, courage... There are lots more values and many overlap.

Some values are quite tricky to understand and difficult to do every day; others are easier to spot and simpler to do.               

 At Black Combe Junior School we look at values in detail so that we all have the words to describe them to each other and know how to spot them in ourselves and in others. We will celebrate when people are showing values - by sharing them in celebration assembly, by frequently praising and rewarding pupils when we see them acting out our values  and sharing with parents.

 We are sure that parents will help our children to understand values at home and will celebrate with them as appropriate.

 

 Thinking about values is not just something that helps us to learn when we are younger; it is a set of tools that we will carry with us all our life. Understanding values will help us to make difficult decisions even when we are grown--up. To feel valued is a special thing and something we want to make sure everyone experiences at Black Combe Junior School .

We encourage pupils to respect 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 ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.