Ethos Statement

A Community National School is one where:

  • The school becomes a centre of the local community
  • Children are encouraged and supported in living their lives to the full
  • High standards are the goal in teaching and learning
  • Everybody is valued and treated with respect
  • Diversity is recognised and celebrated
  • Respect for plurality of faiths is seen as integral to the daily routine of the school

What this ethos means

For our pupils we:

  • Place the interests of the pupils first
  • Promote a holistic approach to education, developing all aspects of the child – intellectually, physically, culturally, morally and spiritually
  • Provide a top class education where each child is encouraged to reach his/her potential
  • Are committed to the spirit of inclusion and equality, where each member of the school community is valued and treated with respect
  • Set high expectations in a caring and nurturing environment

For our parents we:

  • Promote an open and consultative environment, where parents are recognised as partners in their child’s education
  • Encourage their involvement in the education of their children and endeavour to support them in this process

As a staff we:

  • Strive for excellence in all we do
  • Create a welcoming and happy atmosphere in the school
  • Value all members of the school community
  • Support and encourage each other
  • Listen carefully, communicate clearly
  • Are committed to playing our part in developing the school as a learning organisation
  • Nurture each child and focus on their positive attributes
  • Work with outside agencies in the best interests of our pupils
  • Take collective responsibility for all our pupils, the school environment, good staff relations, a nurturing work atmosphere and a positive school reputation

For our wider community we:

  • Reflect and cater for the needs of the community
  • Work closely with community organisations and community leaders to enrich the education of our pupils
  • Provide opportunity for the wider community to become involved in the life of the school