Our School’s Ethos and Values

Our motto is courage, confidence, respect and belonging.

Courage

  • We ensure that the delivery of the curriculum is exciting and gives a sense ‘what’s out there’, instilling a desire to explore the wider world
  • We ensure that every child is challenged and is given the courage to push themselves out of their comfort zone
  • We provide a range of sporting, artistic and musical activities and events, including competitions
  • We all give each other the courage to give anything a go, stand up for what we believe in and defend those who are unable to defend themselves

Confidence

  • We provide a structured learning journey from FS to Y6 and beyond helping children to be confident when leaving us
  • We use technologies to deliver and explore key issues, allowing pupils to be confident in dealing with the changing world in which we all live
  • We ensure that all children master basic skills in English and Maths to give them the confidence needed to succeed
  • We encourage everyone to have the confidence to celebrate their successes and acknowledge their failures, being resilient in the face of challenge
  • We give pupils the confidence to express their individual liberty

 

Respect

    • We insist on a moral code based on respect for all, celebrating hard work, good manners and kindness; acting in an honourable way is part of this code
    • We show zero tolerance of discriminatory behaviour in any form and promote understanding of different ways of living our lives
  • We show mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith

 

  • We teach children to respect the rule of law and behave in a positive manner
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Belonging

  • We work in partnership with parents, specialists, other schools and agencies
  • We go on many visits and welcome visitors into school to help pupils learn about the wider community to which they belong
  • We enable children to develop personal relationships of quality within the Hoo St Werburgh family
  • We instil a sense of belonging that helps pupils feel proud and want to make people proud using democratic systems to shape the school community
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We commit to inspiring every child in some way, however small and we model British values and the values of courage, confidence, respect and belonging in everything we do.