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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’
‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

School Values

At Gosfield Community Primary School the children come first and our priority is to deliver high quality teaching and learning whilst providing rich and truly enjoyable learning experiences for our community of children. Everything we do as a school is to ensure that the children achieve their very best; our children only get one chance at their primary education and it is our job to ensure that they all reach for the highest levels of personal achievement and development.


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 life and learning. Our school values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. 


Throughout our learning and social development we aim to promote the following values:


■ Enquiry

1. Be able to ask and consider searching questions

2. Be able to plan and carry out investigations

3. Be able to collect reliable evidence from their investigations

4. Be able to use the evidence to draw sustainable conclusions

5. Be able to relate the conclusions to wider issues

■ Adaptability

1. Know about a range of views, cultures and traditions

2. Be able to consider and respect the views, cultures and traditions of other people

3. Be able to cope with unfamiliar situations

4. Be able to approach tasks with confidence

5. Be able to suggest and explore new roles, ideas, and strategies

6. Be able to move between conventional and more fluid forms of thinking

7. Be able to be at ease with themselves in a variety of situations

■ Resilience

1. Be able to stick with a task until it is completed

2. Be able to cope with the disappointment they face when they are not successful in their activities

3. Be able to try again when they are not successful in their activities

■ Morality

1. Know about the moral issues associated with the subjects they study

2. Know about and respect alternative moral standpoints

3. Be able to develop their own moral standpoints

4. Be able to act on their own moral standpoints

5. Be able to explain reasons for their actions

■ Communication

1. Be able to make their meaning clear using appropriate verbal and non-verbal forms

2. Be able to use a variety of tools and technologies to aid their communication

3. Be able to communicate in a range of different contexts and with a range of different audiences

■ Thoughtfulness

1. Be able to identify and consider issues raised in their studies

2. Be able to use a range of thinking skills in solving problems

3. Be able to consider and respect alternative points of view

4. Be able to draw conclusions and develop their own reasoned point of view

5. Be able to reflect on what they have learned and its implications for their own lives and the lives of other people

6. Be able to identify their own strengths and weaknesses

7. Be able to identify and act on ways of developing their strengths and overcoming their weaknesses

■ Cooperation

1. Understand that different people have different roles to play in groups

2. Be able to adopt different roles dependent on the needs of the group and on the activity

3. Be able to work alongside and in cooperation with others to undertake activities and achieve targets

■ Respect  

1. Know about the varying needs of other people, other living things and the environment

2. Be able to show respect for the needs of other people, other living things and the environment

3. Be able to act in accordance with the needs of other people, other living things and the environment