Ethos & Values
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All of the children, staff and families of Stourport Primary Academy are committed to working together to create and maintain a safe, secure and support environment for our children to explore, dream, discover and achieve their full potential.
At Stourport Primary Academy we strive to:-
- Provide a secure and stimulating environment that is conducive to all children having the opportunity to reach their full potential;
- Have regard and respect for the experiences, knowledge and cultural diversity that every child brings to school and to use this as a foundation for improving standards;
- Value the achievements of all children, both in and out of school and provide opportunities to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image;
- Provide a supportive culture in which all staff are encouraged to extend, develop and share their expertise;
- Ensure that issues of equal opportunities are considered in all our work;
- Provide a curriculum based on the National Curriculum and Foundation Stage Curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant, progressive and appropriately differentiate – a curriculum which provides children with a diverse range of opportunities to explore life beyond the classroom and enhance their learning;
- Offer all children equal access to the curriculum and school life in the community where individual differences are appreciated, celebrated, understood and accepted;
- Encourage children to become good citizens, by developing caring attitudes and respect towards themselves, other children, adults, their school and their community;
- Recognise that children are constantly developing and ensure that the curriculum offered to them is appropriate to that development;
- Encourage each individual to take responsibility for their own behaviour and to act as a good role model to others.
The DfE have 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.’
The four key British Values are:
The rule of law
Mutual respect for and the tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
The Department for Education has introduced a statutory duty for schools to promote British Values more actively, and to ensure they are taught in schools and we ensure our values support the wider British Values. Actively promoting the values means everyone challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values. Stourport Primary Academy is committed to serving its community. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi-faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom. And understand the vital role we have ensuring that any member of our school community is not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them. At Stourport Primary Academy, we are dedicated to preparing our children for their adult life beyond the formal, examined curriculum; ensuring that we promote and reinforce British values to all our pupils. You can find out more information on our Curriculum page and in our School Policies.