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School Aims and Values

School Aims

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.

Monthly Values

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

Examples: 

  • Offering to play with everyone – not leaving others out.
  • Helping others in your class. 
  • Realising that sometimes you might have an argument and fall out but making up.

October - Honesty

Examples:

  • Owning up if you make a mistake 
  • Doing your own work.
  • Not telling lies.

November - Respect

Examples: 

  • Showing good manners, being polite.
  • Showing interest in the talents, cultures and religions of others.

December - Generosity

Examples:

  • Being a good learning partner.
  • Considering other people before doing what we want to do.
  • Letting others go first.

January - Tolerance

Examples: 

  • Enjoying working with different people and learning from them.
  • Understanding that others have different views and opinions.

February - Courage

Example: 

  • Having a go and trying new things even if they seem hard.

March - Kindness

Examples:

  • Helping someone who is upset or in need of help.
  • Welcoming someone new.

April - Positivity

Example: 

  • Thinking things will go well, smiling, being enthusiastic, having another go if it does not work first time

May - Trust

Examples:

  • Sharing your worries or personal information. 
  • Not listening to or spreading gossip.
  • Completing things you have been given responsibility for.

June - Inclusivity

Example:

  • Enjoying working together with people from different backgrounds and with differing abilities; co-operating with them helping them and learning from them

July - Reliability

Examples:

  • Being ready with everything you need on time.
  • Offering to help.
  • Completing a job properly