Our Vision and Values

Strive, Achieve, Excel
Believe in a limitless future!

At Lainesmead Primary School and Nursery, all staff inspire children to discover a passion for life-long learning through making every day memorable. Our children, parents, staff and governors work together in the relentless pursuit of excellence. Lainesmead has determination, a finger on the pulse and a big heart.

The school has developed 3 rules and six values that we expect children, parents, staff and governors to follow and demonstrate at all times. They are:

Our School Rules

Be ready
Be respectful
Be safe

Our School values:

Respect
Cooperation
Resilience
Compassion
Responsibility
Curiosity

In addition, we promote the fundamental British Values of:

Democracy
Rule of Law
Individual Liberty
Mutual respect
Tolerance of those of different faiths

To promote these values:

• Displays are established throughout the school promoting the values

• Collective worship throughout the year focuses on each of the values in turn and many are repeated. They are also linked to our PSHE curriculum through the use of the Jigsaw scheme of work

• Pupils are taught the values and reasons behind the laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

• Pupils are actively encouraged and supported to make informed choices, to know and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, but safely through our e-safety policy

• Our positive behaviour policy encourages tolerance and mutual respect, with restorative justice being at the heart of supporting those pupils who struggle to follow the three rules

• We have an elected school council where pupils’ voices are heard to effect change across decisions made within the school.

• We have prefect roles as well as senior prefects (Head Boy/Girl, Deputy Head Boy/Girl) who are ambassadors of the school, modelling the rules and values we expect of the children, staff, parents and governors at all times.

Furthermore, we have a weekly Celebration Assembly. This is to disseminate the ‘Certificate of excellence’ which celebrates how the children have shown the values of the school and how these have contributed to them being a successful learner. Only one a week is distributed and therefore children have to show that they have gone ‘over and above’ to be awarded the certificate.