Vision, Ethos and Values
At King's Sutton Primary Academy, we want our children to enjoy a safe and happy school life that offers the very best quality of education through a broad curriculum design that develops the whole character of the child. Our vision is that all of our children develop a deep sense of self-awareness and an awareness of others. This will allow them to take their place as responsible citizens, who care for themselves and those around them, in a modern day British society.
As a school, we provide pupils with meaningful opportunities to understand how to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society. We give pupils occasions to discuss issues and ideas in a considered way. Alongside our core values we teach the children to have an understanding of the fundamental British values of: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, tolerance and respect. As a rural primary school we recognise the importance of promoting equality of opportunity and diversity effectively and teach pupils to show respect to everyone. We want the children to appreciate and respect cultural, religious and ethnic similarities and differences across a wide range of countries, people, and socio-economic communities.
We teach this vision through the three core values of Achieve, Inspire, Respect and the associated key characteristics. These are threaded through our curriculum design and taught through our assembly programme.
We want our children to have ambition for what they can achieve. An ambitious learner will demonstrate resilience and have the drive to overcome difficulties that they may face. They will develop independence and take responsibility for their own learning. In order to be aspirational they know that they need to set goals and to identify the steps needed to achieve those goals. In order to achieve the children, need to be willing to have a go at tasks in order to challenge themselves.
We want our children to be inspirational and to be an excellent role model to others by being someone that always gives their best in all they do. This requires us to have integrity which means that we strive to do the right thing even when no-one is looking. An inspirational pupil is excited to learn and shows a natural curiosity and love of learning. They are willing to step out of their comfort zone and try new things.
We strongly believe that to receive respect then you have to give respect which means that we value other children’s contribution. The children are encouraged to be tolerant of others and to see the benefits of working as part of a team; this also requires us to be appreciative of others. We want the children to be able to put themselves in some else’s shoes which is a very hard thing to do and requires us to learn about empathy.