Visions and Values
At Seahouses Primary school we work in close partnership with families and the whole community to give children the best possible start to their education. Our mission is simple – We aspire to be the best school that we can be, as we believe that it’s every child’s first chance at formal education and they deserve nothing but the best.
We aim to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment in which every child has the opportunity to reach the highest levels of achievement of which they are capable in all aspects of learning. We want every child to be successful; to reach for success from the very first day they join us and throughout their school lives so that when they leave us, they have a love of learning for the rest of their lives.
Together we share a passion for education, which we believe should be liberally sprinkled with plenty of ‘wow’ and ‘eureka’ moments. We support our children to aspire to be the best they can be. We embed a message that making mistakes is part of the learning journey. We support our pupils in developing a growth mind set and to recognise the value of hard work and persistent effort when aiming for their goal. We help them to be responsible for themselves, while respecting others and the world around them. Risk and challenge is encouraged to develop confidence and the desire to learn. We encourage children to find value and enjoyment in learning, both now and throughout their lives. We will do this through planning and delivering a wide range of creative, challenging and effective learning opportunities that meet the needs of all our children.
We promote a positive school ethos based on mutual respect and the understanding of rights and responsibilities. We want everyone to feel welcome and safe at school. We will promote local, national and international links to develop a deeper understanding and respect for the diverse world in which we live and prepare our children to function well as global citizens of the future.
As a school community we will work together to create a happy, healthy, safe and caring environment in which learning can take place with enjoyment. Our school motto is ‘Aspiring to be the best we can be’. Our school values are linked to Christian values. They support the development of the whole child. The ethos of our school is built on a foundation of core values which are addressed directly through lessons, assemblies and across the whole curriculum. Each half term we focus on a particular value. We learn to understand what the value looks like and how we can demonstrate the value, in the way we behave, in our attitude towards each other and in our learning. Children are rewarded in fortnightly assemblies with a certificate for demonstrating the values. They are rewarded by having lunch with the head teacher on the ‘Stars’ table (the best thing we have implemented according to the children).
Parents are encouraged to develop the monthly value at home and have the opportunity to nominate their child for displaying the value. Our values are:
- Achieve, Attitude
- Success, Sharing
- Respect, Responsibility Enthusiasm, Encouragement
The School, the Church and the Local Community Seahouses Primary School welcomes children and staff of all faiths and beliefs. The school has a close relationship with the Church of England where we visit on a termly basis. Cannon Tony visits the school for our collective worship. We maintain and enhance this relationship, while recognising and respecting the differing beliefs of members of the school.