Our Ethos and Values
Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a school we encourage children to think about personal and social values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.
AT UPHALL PRIMARY SCHOOL OUR CORE RIGHTS RESPECTING VALUES ARE:
Develop self-respect, and respect for others. We promote and develop an inclusive community, where we will appreciate and value the diversity of individuals’ circumstances and backgrounds.
We value friendship as fundamental to the development and fulfilment of ourselves and others, and the good of all individuals in our school community.
Whilst respecting our universal rights we take responsibility for the way we lead our lives; how we use our talents, rights and opportunities to achieve the very best that we can.
We maintain a positive attitude and do our best in all aspects of our learning and development.
We show care and concern for all, and exercise kindness towards others.
In January 2020 we added Empathy to our values. As a school community we feel that Empathy is a value that will support all in developing greater social skills, deeper connections with others and happier compassionate hearts. We feel that by exploring this value with our children they will have happier friendships, a greater sense of well being and belonging. Our RRS Ambassador team will be leading some key work with enhancing and promoting our values in action in 2020.