Northlew & Ashbury Primary School Values
Dartmoor Federation Moto: 'Working together to be the best we can possibly be’
- Democracy – We can influence School and society through the democratic process.
- Self Responsibility – We take responsibility for our actions.
- Openness and Honesty – We are honest about what we do and the way we do it. Nobody is perfect; we will not hide it when we are not.
- Social Responsibility – We encourage people to take responsibility for their own community and work together to improve it.
- Caring for others – We care for all members of our learning community and actively support those who; experience difficulties; or who are upset.
- The Rule of Law – We know the difference between right and wrong: We respect civil and criminal law
- Individual Liberty and Mutual Respect – We respect other people in school and in the wider society. We oppose prejudice and discrimination.
- Tolerance of Others who have Different Faiths and Beliefs – We promote tolerance and harmony between people of different cultures, traditions and faith.
Northlew and Ashbury Parochial Primary School is a Church of England school within the Diocese of Exeter. Recognising its foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles and practice of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church in the parish and diocese. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experiences offered to its pupils. The school community has decided that Forgiveness, Peace, Trust, Friendship & Endurance are the school’s core values. We will work to ensure that these core values are embedded within the school curriculum and activities.
- To promote an ethos in the school in which children know they are valued for who they are and, in turn, value and care for each other
- To place the highest priority on relationships between children, staff, governors and parents
- To strive for the provision of teaching and learning of the highest quality
- To encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning, their behaviour and their environment
- Whilst strongly valuing the child's family and village community, to broaden the child's horizons to recognise and respect the multicultural and multi-faith world of which we are a part
- To pay careful attention to teaching the basic skills of literacy and numeracy
- To provide a broadly based curriculum with a structured provision for continuity in learning experiences and progression in children's understanding
- To provide opportunities for children to participate in challenging physical activities and competitive sport
- To help children to discover how their lives may be enriched through knowledge and understanding of art, dance and music and through their own creativity and self-expression in these areas
- To address the special educational needs of children with high academic potential and those with learning difficulties
- To offer to all members of the school community a full and equal opportunity to develop to their full potential