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Visions and Values

 

Understanding is like a fountain of water which gives life to those who use it. Proverbs 16:22

 

 

At St. George’s  Academy we strive to develop confident, resilient, positive, reflective children who love to learn, who enjoy coming to school, and through the planned rich variety of experiences develop the necessary skills  for lifelong learning.

 

We offer pupils a dedicated team of staff who are committed to developing the knowledge, skills, attitudes and understanding which will enable children to enjoy learning, achieve success and to feel contented and fulfilled.  We ensure that our children learn about, and have confidence in, themselves as learners where they are encouraged to set goals and hold high aspirations for their future.

 

At St George's, our  values are at the core of everything we do. Our school values of Wisdom, Aspiration, Trust, Endeavour, Respect and Spirit  underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, resilient, happy citizens who are prepared for lifelong learning. Along with these, the British Values of Democracy, Law, Liberty, Respect and Tolerance are promoted in school through the curriculum, collective worship and by our school council. We are committed to serving our community and recognise the multi-cultural nature of our community, both near and far.

 

As an inclusive, caring Christian school where every child matters, we recognise that all children have talents and abilities to celebrate, and a part of our role is to help them discover and develop these. We value your child as an individual, who through the experiences and opportunities we provide will grow to gain a better understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ. Our positive ethos is based upon our shared Christian Values  which are encouraged and promoted,  through the way we conduct ourselves  as well as  being embedded in our curriculum.

Our Academy Aims 2016-17

Promoting British Values at St Georges

We are part of a British society, and it is important to us that children learn the universal principles of:

  • Self-help
  • Self-responsibility
  • Democracy
  • Equality
  • Equity
  • Solidarity
  • Openness
  • Honesty
  • Social responsibility
  • Caring for others

We achieve these values, for all staff and pupils,  by:

Creating an open, inclusive ethos where children  and adults can be themselves, develop courtesy, respect and tolerance for others.

Promoting mental health and wellbeing through our curriculum as well as using in house and external agency support.

Promoting equality of opportunity outlined in our policies

Having a clear code of conduct, where children  are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions

Encouraging collaboration as one of our core learning values

Supporting and promoting leadership skills and responsibilities within the school

Taking an active interest in our  service and more vulnerable  families

Our  broad and balanced Curriculum promotes these values by providing opportunities:

- to  celebrate diversity, different festivals and key celebrations in  the year

- to learn about our nation and its heritage, for example Remembrance  service

- to learn about Key British leaders, explorers and inventors

- to use of our local area

-that encourage a  sense of community responsibility eg;  the local Church,  police and fire services etc..

-to learn about cultures and faiths; how are we different from one another, and how are we the same?

-to understand Plymouth as part of a global community; learning about and communicating with children from across the world

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