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Ethos and Values

Ethos and Values

At Balsall Common Primary School Academy we are passionate about the learning of every child. Children only get one opportunity to go through their learning journey and we strive for excellence in everything that we do, in order that children are well prepared for the next steps in their development when they leave at the end of Year 6. The school provides a caring, stimulating and purposeful environment in which each child may enjoy their work and find satisfaction in it, develop positive attitudes, acquire a sense of achievement and develop self-confidence and self-discipline.

Our school values underpin all that we do. At Balsall Common Primary School Academy we have 5 core values:

 

TRUST

We take responsibility to be reliable, trustworthy and honest. We are committed to always trying our best and act with integrity.

We are authentic and open in the way we communicate developing positive and productive relationships with others around us. We listen, observe and learn from others, striving to understand different ideas, perspectives and experiences.

We promote and uphold professional standards, taking pride and care in our own work, and our environment.

We self-regulate our emotions and respect others when they share an opinion.

 

RESPECT

We treat everyone in our community and beyond with respect and kindness. We understand each other’s differences and our different roles and show empathy and compassion to those around us.

We are friendly and helpful to others, demonstrating a positive attitude and even if we disagree, we listen to each other and show patience. We are self-aware and understand how our behaviour and emotions impact on others.

We think about how actions can affect the environment and have consideration for ourselves and others.

 

INITIATIVE

We show a positive approach to how we can shape the world and ask thoughtful questions to take responsibility. If we see a problem we try to fix it, never just walking by.

We look for opportunities to build independence, try new things and proactively support ourselves and others.

We create a supportive environment so people can thrive. We nurture talent and invest in the development of others.

 

COMMUNITY

We embrace and value difference and diversity – whether from a person’s race, gender, other characteristics, background or experience.

We champion inclusion and diversity recognising the value it brings, challenging non-inclusive practices and behaviours.

We proactively seek and integrate a diverse range of people and perspectives, building a diverse team.

We charitably contribute to our community with humility and generosity to make a positive difference.

 

RISK

We have the self-confidence to stand up for what’s right, and be ready to take on new challenges.

We encourage ourselves and others to learn from mistakes, and are innovative and resourceful even things are out of our comfort zone.

We continuously learn and are reflective and honest about our own contribution, seeking opportunities to develop our skills.

We manage our reactions to situations professionally and calmly and encourage an appropriate level of risk-taking, to improve ways of working and create positive change.

Working in close collaboration with our families, and keeping the children at the heart of all we do, we work diligently each day to enable the children to grow into well-rounded, articulate and confident individuals who are equipped to make a positive impact on the world that they are growing up into.

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