School Ethos and Values

 

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin Harvey Goodwin School

Vision, Values and Aims

(approved at full GB meeting May 2015)

 

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School Vision

 

School Vision  –  ‘Bonum Vincit Et Amor de Dei’  Good Wins Within the Love of God’

Aspire, Achieve and Celebrate

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School is a place where children can learn and develop in a safe, positive and Christian environment.

ASPIRE ACHIEVE CELEBRATE
  • To create responsible and caring individuals who positively live out our Christian school values of hope, respect, friendship and forgiveness now and in the future
  • To never ‘give up on a child’
  • To develop pupils who have high expectations for themselves and others in terms of learning, behaviour and community responsibility
  • To create pupils who are resilient, take risks, are reflective, creative and tackle challenges with confidence
  • To welcome families as well as children
  • To promote respect for all by all and recognise and respect diversity and inclusion
  • For learners across our whole community to become the best they can be
  • For all pupils to become fully literate and numerate and value life long learning
  • To provide an exciting, vibrant, broad and challenging learning environment and curriculum that matches the needs of our pupils, their families and the wider community

 

  • To value the development of the whole child
  • To celebrate and share the personal success of all our learners
  • To welcome everyone to our school to worship, learn and celebrate together

 

 

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School Values

 

Our four Christian values of Hope, Respect, Friendship and Forgiveness were selected via consultation with all stakeholders and are embedded in all aspects of school life.

 

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School Aims

 

Our school aims are based on our four Christian values and Our School Creed. We revisited the aims in 2012 to celebrate the 10th year anniversary of amalgamation. They were written in collaboration with our pupils, staff, parents and Governors.

 

  1. To have learning at the heart of all we do
  2. To have a challenging, fun, creative and engaging curriculum where everyone is motivated to achieve their best
  3. To foster spirituality, awe and wonder
  4. To appreciate and celebrate our natural environment created by our Father God.
  5. To be healthy and safe and to treat each other as equals, showing respect ‘for all by all’.
  6. To be a happy school, where love and friendship towards each other and our community is valued.
  7. To learn positively from our past, make responsible choices in our present and welcome a hopeful future.

 

 

The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School

Our School Ethos, Values and Aims.

We have a vibrant, happy school where individuals are valued and supported to achieve their best. Our strong sense of the core Christian values is at the heart of all that we do.

Our four Christian values are HOPE, RESPECT, FRIENDSHIP AND FORGIVENESS. These values underpin the ethos of our school and help give each child a firm understanding of their faith and how they should live.

2012 Quote to the Headteacher Mrs Nuttall from a year 6 pupil
“The values days we have in school help us learn how we should live and help us make the right choices we might not have made alone”.

Belief in Christian values helps shape who we are and each half term we return to school to a Values Day where we focus on one of the core values in detail in fun cross curricular days accumulating in an open hall for parents to view the Values Day work at the end of the day.

Each value is focussed on in depth for a half term and this forms the Golden thread that runs through daily life here at The Bishop Harvey Goodwin School, through worship, singing together, prayer, R.E., daily lessons, conversations, to help resolve playground disputes and celebrate correct choices.

Our Values are strongly mirrored in our school Aims

School Aims

1. To have learning at the heart of all we do
2. To have a challenging, fun, creative and engaging curriculum and environment where everyone is motivated to achieve their best
3. To foster spirituality, awe and wonder
4. To appreciate and celebrate our natural environment created by our Father God
5. To be Healthy and safe and to treat each other as equals, by showing” respect for all by all”
6. To be a happy school, where love and friendship towards each other and our community is valued
7. To learn positively from our past, make responsible choices in our present and welcome a hopeful future
Written by pupils, staff, parents and governors Autumn 2011

We have a wonderful school. “Respect for all by all, at all times” runs through our school at all times. It is happy, Caring and led with vision, courage and purpose.
“…effective leadership team and dedicated staff who ‘Never give up hope on a child’.”
“The strong leadership of the Headteacher is firmly based on explicitly expressed Christian values. She is well supported by committed staff and governors…All those involved in school work to challenge and inspire pupils to achieve their potential.”(SIAS JUNE 2011)

“Good care, guidance and support make a positive contribution to pupils’ progress and to their personal development…The good quality care ensures a warm welcome to many new comers who start school at different times of the year. This enables them to settle quickly and make new friends.” (OFSTED JUNE 2011)

We have a strong positive Ethos based on our values and this is evident in all aspects of our school day/life.