Our Values and Ethos
Aims and Values
Our main aim is to provide quality experiences in all aspects of school life. We aim to create a warm and welcoming environment that cultivates a respect for the rights and needs of children and adults, irrespective of culture, race or gender. For all pupils to be valued and respected members of the Welsh House Farm family and wider community, growing and flourishing in a healthy, safe and nurturing environment.
To fully embrace the Trauma Informed Attachment Approach (TIAAS)
Which is a whole school, child-centred developmental approach that supports the emotional and social wellbeing of pupils.
We aim to promote this through our whole school values:
At Welsh House Farm, our key values underpin the ethos of our school community.
· We work together to make a difference.
· We respect, value and care for each other.
· We celebrate our successes and achievements.
· We strive for good attendance and punctuality.
· We always have a ‘can do’ attitude and have high expectations.
· We ensure the safety and well-being of all.
· We embrace challenge and change.
· We contribute to a positive day in any way we can.
If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours
Also through the key British values
• Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
• Rule of Law
• Individual Liberty
We have three rules that pupils follow in order to uphold the school values and support our ethos of positive behaviour management, self-discipline and respect.
1. Listen when you are spoken to.
2. Always work to the best of your ability.
3. Always do as you are asked.
· All members of the school community are listened and responded to, in order to ensure that everyone is included, respected, inspired and valued.
· Through building positive relationships as the key principle of our behaviour management, we take a holistic approach, raising self-esteem, using praise and emotion coaching approaches to support pupils.
· Pupils are encouraged to build tolerance, make good choices and take responsibility in readiness for making positive contributions to society.
· We enable pupils to grow and flourish, showing the best version of themselves through experiencing challenges and embracing change.
· We lay the foundations for pupils to become independent and enthusiastic learners with a willingness to take risks demonstrating their ‘can do’ attitude.
· Children will gain a sense of belonging through an awareness of their rights and the rights of others.
· We support the personal development of pupils, through a TIAAs approach to discipline so that they can understand and manage their emotions, to apply thinking between feeling and action, and to increasingly show empathy and understanding towards others.
Key Principles of our learning environment:
· Ensure that children feel safe in the classroom and are able to remain emotionally regulated in order to learn.
· To regulate the conduct of pupils through positive relationships, using emotion coaching and emotional first aid strategies to manage behaviour choices and allow learning to take place.
· To recognise and promote good behaviour, self-discipline and respect
· To prevent bullying (please also refer to anti-bullying and harassment policies)
· Have access to a ‘safe space’ a quiet environment to have ‘time to calm’ when they are experiencing ‘heightened’ emotions
· To ensure that the classroom environment meets the physical and emotional needs of pupils to ensure they can complete assigned work, taking pride in presentation and content.
Approved by FGB September 2023
Next Review Date September 2024