Aspire, Believe, Achieve
We want our pupils to move from us, confident, curious, articulate, creative, independent and well-prepared for their next stage. We want to produce collaborators, innovators, leaders and, more than anything else, young people who understand what it is to be human.
Aspire, Believe, Achieve
At Tealby School, our children will:
Develop the values and skills by which they will live life
Develop a lifelong love of learning
Aspire to be the best they can be
Courage – We are not afraid to try, mistakes help us learn
Excellence – We always do our best to reach high expectations
Determination – We never give up, even when something is difficult
Respect – We appreciate differences and take care of our environment
Inspiration – We use creativity to make learning fun
Compassion – We think of how our actions could affect others
Promoting Fundamental British Values.
The Department for Education (DfE) have recently reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”
In accordance with the DfE we aim to actively promote British values in school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is "right" and "wrong", all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values were reiterated in 2014. At Tealby these values are reinforced regularly.
The Key Values are:
rule of law
tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
Tealby is a school that Respects the rights of all its pupils. Each year the children decide upon their class charter and the rights associated with these. All the children contribute to the drawing up of the charter.
Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have School Ambassadors - a committee which meets regularly to discuss issues raised in Class Meetings,. This is then reported back to the whole School in a Whole School Meeting. Each Class has its own budget and is able to genuinely effect change within the school. The Ambassadors for each year group are voted in by their peers in a democratic election.
The children have the opportunity to nominate their peers for a special thank you that recognises their positive contributions to the school at the end of each School Meeting.
Children have an annual questionnaire with which they are able to put forward their views about the school.
The Rule of Law
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service and Armed Forces help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of learning challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
As a Rights Respecting School, mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others. All members of the school community treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
Tealby School is situated in an area which is not culturally diverse, therefore we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our R.E, P.S.H.E. and Values teaching reinforce this. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. Children visit places of worship that are important to different faiths.
At Tealby we will actively challenge pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views