School Principles and Values

 

'Shining in Everything we do.'

These are the principles we all share

Every child is entitled to a good education, with equal access to knowledge, skills, opportunities, aspirations, life chances and dignity.

At Harry Gosling Primary School achievement is not just about academic excellence, it’s about personal growth too. 

It’s about how we treat each other, what we value and how we contribute to our surroundings and community. 

 

At Harry Gosling:

·         Our school is a happy, safe and enriching place.

·         We work hard as a team so everyone can achieve their best.

·         Everyone has a voice and is a valued member of our school.

·         We respect and celebrate our individuality and treat one another equally.

·         We learn in fun and exciting ways to develop our wide interests and talents.

·         Excellent relationships between school, families and the community help us to succeed.

·         We learn to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners, so we can enjoy happy and successful lives. 

 

Values

Our values at Harry Gosling are Equality, Excellence, Responsibility and Teamwork.  The entire school community has contributed to selecting our values and determining how we demonstrate those values at school.  

Please click here to see what these values look like for children

Please click here to see what these values look like for parents

Please click here to see what these values look like for teachers and teaching assistants

Please click here to see what these values look like for Midday Meal Supervisors 

 

 

British Values Statement

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.

Harry Gosling Primary School is committed to serving its community.  It recognises the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.  It also understands the vital role it has in ensuring that groups or individuals within the school are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

It follows equal opportunities guidance which guarantees that there will be no discrimination against any individual or group, regardless of faith, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, political or financial status, or similar. Harry Gosling Primary School is dedicated to preparing students for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum and ensuring that it promotes and reinforces British values to all its students.

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy.

The five key British values are:

  •          Democracy
  •          The rule of law
  •          Individual liberty
  •          Mutual respect
  •          Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs (extending to all protected characteristics under the Equality Act))

The school uses strategies within the national curriculum and beyond to secure such outcomes for students and instil British values. You can find further details of this in our curriculum and policies such as SMSC, Child Protection, Equalities and Diversity, PSHE and PREVENT.