Values and Vision
(Please also refer to our SMSC Policy on the Policies page)
Eyam School will be a thriving community built of self-motivated, resilient learners who work together using critical thinking skills to achieve and celebrate success through a culture of respect.
Our school motto is Together Everyone Achieves More
Our core Eyam values are: Respect, Resilience, Responsibility
We have worked together as family groups to discuss and debate how these values may look.
These values under pin our whole school reward system.
There are 4 stages to work through, achieving each shows a growing awareness of our responsibility, independent resilient learning and respectful behaviour towards ourselves, each other, the staff and wider community.
We elect our School Council (SC) with a democratic system of confidential voting after candidates have made proposal to their class. Each year the SC agrees how they will operate with the older children leading meetings. Our SC discuss their role to promote:
- Pupil voice – we need to be able to say what we think and adults need to listen
- Responsibilities and rights – everybody matters and everybody can help
- Learning to be a good citizen
- A happy school environment
They draw up a plan of action for the year including fundraising for charity, improving the grounds, sorting out emerging issues and improving the learning environment. They report to the parents forum in the Autumn and the Governors in the Spring term.
The SC is just one example of our work that promotes and reflects our values. Our children learn to respect rituals and beliefs of a range of faiths including Christianity.
There are in-class responsibilities in each class. We all work to the same school rules and understand the consequences of not helping each other to follow them. All classes learn about and discuss and debate a range of ways that bullying can be tackled.
We work with the local beat officer to enable older children appreciate the wider implication of poor behaviour.
All visitors are made welcome in our school.
Children are encouraged to make choices in their learning as well as at playtime. They learn how to make safe choices and how to be resilient, well rounded and exciting individuals who are ready to face the challenges that life holds.
Eyam School Aims:
- Create successful resilient learners who take responsibility for their own learning and are prepared to embark on future challenges with excitement and confidence
- Ensure we provide innovative learning opportunities that develop the whole child empowering pupils to explore and believe in themselves
- Establish an environment where children and adults feel welcomed, valued, happy and secure, irrespective of gender, race or disability.
- Help children understand Britain’s cultural heritage;
- Prepare children for life, to be responsible citizens who are able to adapt and grow as technology and society changes
- Teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to distinguish right from wrong;
- Value the importance of an effective partnership with parents and the community to encourage each child to reach their full potential.
We have been thinking about Friendship this term and amongst other events the children have carried out a survey about feeling safe in school as well as making these amazing posters to show that we recognise how to put a stop to bullying anywhere. School takes any bullying very seriously, we have regular sessions with the children to remind them how to keep safe and what to do if they don’t feel safe.