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Our Values & Ethos

Values and Ethos

Our Golden Rules

Equality Objectives

Values and Ethos

We aim to develop in our children:

  • enquiring minds
  • spiritual and moral awareness
  • understanding of the world around them, and appreciation of its beauty
  • mental and physical health
  • acceptance and respect for all in the school community, whatever their abilities, socialor economic situation, culture or religion
  • self-respect, self-discipline and self-control
  • flexibility in learning habits suitable for a changing world
  • self-motivation with the ability to work collaboratively
  • readiness for the next stage of their lives, both at home and at school

The children learn that discipline is necessary, especially the essential self-discipline, with a sense of personal responsibility; thus to achieve this, rules are necessary, particularly for safety and for the children to give themselves and others the opportunity to learn.

To achieve any of this, the school and parents work together in a partnership, each doing their part and supporting the other, so that each child can benefit from the united approach. It is our intention and hope that our extended nurturing and guidance will encourage the children to develop happily, healthily and safely, and we hope that when they leave they will take with them many happy memories of their years with us.

We are committed to the principle of ‘investing in people’ which ensures that all staff play an active role in the running and development of the school. By meeting the training needs of all teaching and non-teaching staff the provision of good education for pupils is more readily achieved.

Our Golden Rules

Our Golden Rules ~ our staff promise to:

  • Always lead by example
  • Make ourselves approachable
  • Always talk to a child politely
  • Listen and be supportive and when dealing with issues, investigate both sides of a story fully
  • We will be calm, honest and fair when dealing with situations
  • Be consistent in our approach and treat everyone as equals
  • Maintain a good sense of humour and even smile!
  • Treat every day as a new day

When you choose to send your child to our school you are entering into a partnership with us which is based on trust and good communication. One of our greatest strengths is that we never dismiss any problem. If a parent or a child has a concern, we promise to do our very best to solve it. Your responsibility is to tell us about your concern immediately.

Our pupils will:

  • Always listen to what is being said to you
  • Treat people kindly and with respect
  • Always try your best
  • Always let others work without disturbing them
  • Always think about what we are saying and doing

Equality Objectives

  • To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
    through all appropriate curricular opportunities, with
    particular reference to issues of equality and diversity
  • To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality
    through direct teaching across the curriculum
  • To narrow the gap between non-disadvantaged and
    disadvantaged pupils
  • To reduce the incidence of hostile attitudes and behaviour
    towards, and between, disabled and non-disabled pupils.
  • To ensure all children have a positive attitude
  • To promote cultural development and understanding through a
    rich range of experiences both in and beyond the school
  • To reduce the incidence of prejudice-related bullying in
    relation to the protected characteristics listed in the Equality
    Act 2010.

At Sutton Primary Academy, it is our belief that every child should feel valued as an individual. We aim to provide opportunities for each child to fulfil their potential academically but also to develop and grow as individual personalities. We provide the encouragement, stimulation and learning environment necessary, and work together with pupils and parents to ensure that each child leaving our school is as well-equipped as he or she possibly can be to succeed in life.