Vision and Values

Vision-and-Values

 

Our Moral Purpose

At Highfield we strive to provide each child with the tools they need to become their very best selves. We aim to instil within them the skills and values which will enable everyone to positively contribute to the diverse world we live in.

Our Vision

We will;

● Ensure that pupils at Highfield continue to access an exceptional education that will equip them with the skills, knowledge and values to lead successful lives.

● Support children to feel confident in critically analysing the amazing and diverse world we live in.

● Develop children who are independent thinkers, who are resilient and curious to learn and are aware of the impact of their interaction with, and responsibility for, the immediate and wider environment

● Offer all pupils equity of opportunity; to reflect and value cultural diversity that the school has and use it to enrich children’s experience and understanding; to help recognise and counter discrimination and prejudice of all kinds.

● Promote and celebrate our Core Values of Respect, Cooperation and Kindness.

 

We achieve this by;

● Having a curriculum that is focused on giving children the knowledge, skills and values they need to lead successful lives.

● Through engaging teaching that effectively uses questioning, feedback and retrieval so that all children are engaged in their learning and what they have learnt is embedded in their long term memory

● Providing a stimulating learning environment to encourage investigative and meaningful engagement with the learning process

● Providing excellent learning opportunities beyond the classroom

● By knowing each child well and as a result being able to effectively provide the support and challenge that each child needs to succeed.

● Raising self-esteem and self-worth through celebrating all of our children’s success, not only in their academic achievement but also in how they show the values of our school through how they treat others.

● Promoting a high standard of behaviour in our school community through our curriculum that enables children to understand our values and live by them. We are proactive in speaking to children and parents about their views of behaviour in the school and addressing their concerns.

● Understanding the role that the school has in showing our children the positive role that they can have in the wider community.

● We work in close partnership with parents, carers and community.

● We celebrate the diversity of our school and local area and play a central role in our local community.

In an environment which is;

● Safe and nurturing

● Fun, exciting and purposeful

● Respectful and inclusive

● Well resourced

Our Values

At Highfield we have three core values; Cooperation, Kindness and Respect. They are at the heart of everything we do at the school. They are how we act towards each and how we expect others to act towards us. They are threaded through our curriculum so they are meaningful and understood by the children.

We also have a fourth value that is chose by our school council every term. This term we they have chosen ‘Teamwork.’ Children will be taking part in activities and lessons that will deepen their understanding of mindfulness and how it can help us.

What we say about our values

We asked children, staff, parents and governors what our school values mean to them.

Children

Cooperation

How can we show the value of cooperation to each other?

Togetherness, team work, everyone takes part, talking and listening to share ideas, working together to achieve things, taking turns, playing with everyone, joining in games 

How can we show cooperation to teachers?

Eye-contact, teamwork, listening, sharing, working together, patience, good manners.

Kindness

How can we show the value of kindness to each other?

Show new children around, play with others, stand up for others, help others if they are hurt, support each other to learn, smile, share, listen, let someone play with you, cheer each other up, give compliments, teach someone to do something, help each other achieve.

How can we show kindness to teachers? 

Follow the  rules, work hard, help to tidy up, smile, listen

Respect

How can we show respect to each other?

Listen to people’s thoughts and feelings, listen to others, respect others feelings, don’t interrupt when someone’s working, don’t make fun of people, respect each others’ cultures, be kind and polite.

Staff

How can we show our core values each other?

Cooperation

By sharing ideas and resources, supporting one another, getting involved and being helpful, respect for all, empathy and understanding, flexibility.

Kindness

 Give people time, work as a team, listen to each other, set an example for the children, show empathy and understanding

Respect

 Value others point of view, embrace and support new iniatives, respect differences, support and encourage one another.

How can we show our values to children?

Cooperation

Be friendly and approachable, develop a positive, trusting relationship, acknowledge all steps in progress, regardless of how small they may seem, be the child’s voice when required, praise children for showing perseverance.

Kindness

Create a culture where making mistakes is okay, always be welcoming and smile, provide a safe and secure environment, always be approachable, be inclusive.

Respect

Value each child as an individual, show appreciation for what they do, follow up issues where needed, always be clear and consistent.

How can we show our values to parents?

Cooperation 

Giving ideas and guidance for learning, being friendly and approachable, work together with parents, listen. 

Kindness

Recognising each child as an individual with unique needs, being fair, being trustworthy, having a calm and friendly manner, be approachable.

Respect

Listen, treat parents as you would want to be treated, respect differences, establish positive lines of communication, respond to concerns.

Parents

How can we show the school values to staff?

Show patience re convenient times to meet, support the school values, understand their challenges, support the children by helping with homework, be polite and respectful, be open minded.

How can we show the school values to each other?

Support each other, be friendly and helpful, be accepting of different cultures, show kindness

How can we show the school values to children?

Help children have a good night’s sleep, support the school’s ethos, talk to children about how to deal with difficult situations, encourage respect and tolerance for others. 

Governors

How do you show the school’s values in your role as a governor?

Being open to talk to parents who have queries; Being understanding and patient when talking to school; Respect for the huge amount of work and commitments of all members of staff in the school; Respect for the policies and procedures that must be followed, have constructive discussions with subject leads and hold the school to account.

Our 3 Jars

At Highfield we have 3 jars which represent 3 words that are very important to us:

RESPECT, CO-OPERATION & KINDNESS.

Click here for 3 Jars information