School Aims and Values
The Almond Hill community have agreed to promote the following aims:
- To stay physically and emotionally healthy
- To keep ourselves safe and use common sense
- To learn to interact socially within different groups and cultures and communicate effectively including respecting everybody’s views.
- To be literate and numerate and able to apply those skills to solve problems
- To learn about the world and make cross-curricular links and to see the bigger picture
- To take pride in personal appearance and presentation of work
- Develop their capability to use a range of technology for lifelong learning
- To recognising and developing creative skills
- To appreciate that society needs rules and achieving self discipline
We aim to provide an excellent education for all pupils whilst working in partnership with other local schools to provide continuity in learning and pastoral care and with parents and carers to help them support their child's education.
In addition to our monthly values, we will be having a whole school focus on the concept of empathy this year. The definition of empathy shared with children is: the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. Empathy is the ability to emotionally understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. Essentially, it is putting yourself in someone else's position and feeling what they are feeling. Empathy enables people to get on with others, whether it be a loved one, peer, friend or complete stranger. Ultimately, it is essential for developing good relationships, both at school and at home and throughout our life. Last year, we focused on gratitude and saw a real positive shift in mind set.
In our everyday school life we discuss, and try to model values to support our aims and the values of life that support respect for each other and care of our community. We look at different values each month and consider what these mean and how we can show them in our actions and behaviours.
Please find the proposed order of monthly values which we will be sharing during the school year:-
September - Friendship
October - Honesty
November - Respect
December - Generosity
January - Gratitude
February - Courage
March - Kindness
April - Positivity
May - Trust
June - Inclusivity
July - Reliability