Ethos, Aims and Values
Redlands School Ethos:
At Redlands school we believe….
....that children need to feel happy, safe, secure and cared for.
All children are valued and respected for who they are. We are responsible for the needs of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual. Communication, relationships and behaviour are key to this ethos.
Working in partnership with parents we build on this secure foundation to empower all children to take responsibility for and ownership of their own learning and development.
Redlands Primary School aims to:
-Provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment in which children develop an enthusiasm for learning and become responsible, confident and independent members of the community.
-Cater to the needs of the whole child: physical, emotional, social, intellectual, creative and spiritual.
-Help children to develop skills, knowledge, values and attitudes for life.
-Help children to develop an inquiring mind, to develop the ability to question and argue rationally, and to use that ability in the application of tasks and skills.
-Celebrate cultural diversity; to have respect and tolerance for the individuality of all.
-Have high expectations of each child and to work with him/her in order to fulfil his/her potential.
-Acknowledge that failure can be a valuable learning process.
-Educate children against all forms of prejudice and discrimination.
-Offer creative learning opportunities through an innovative curriculum.
-Recognise that all staff and children should be involved in the decision making process.
-Recognise that all staff need the support and encouragement of colleagues, professionally and personally.
-Accept that all staff have the right to professional development.
-Recognise and acknowledge the importance of partnerships with parents and families, fully involving them in their children’s learning.
-Make the school a part of the whole community and to develop strong and productive links with that community.
-Care for the environment and to be concerned about the wider world.
-Be committed to equality of opportunities for all.
At Redlands we subscribe to ‘Values Education’ which is based on a shared set of core universal values. These are a focus throughout the curriculum and school life.
Our agreed values are:
Term 1 Responsibility
Term 2 Respect
Term 3 Co-operation
Term 4 Honesty
Term 5 Understanding
Term 6 Endeavour
How Redlands promotes British Values
• The government set out its definition of British values in the 2015 Prevent Strategy. These values are: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
• At Redlands Primary School, we actively promote equality, diversity and British values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities. We also have the responsibility to challenge opinions or behaviours in our school that are contrary to what our community values.