Following on from the workshops we have had with staff, governors and parents and the many discussions we have had in school with the children and staff, to decide the things which matter most to us, we are thrilled to present our new vision and values statement for Redbourn Primary.
In creating a new vision, we wanted to make sure that it was easy to remember, as this will help us to live it and talk it. We also wanted a word which encapsulated our key vision for the children and adults in the school and which preferably had 6 letters so that we could focus on one letter each half term. We are delighted that we were able to come up with the word THRIVE as we want to give children and adults every opportunity to thrive. We believe that high quality education is about influencing the whole person, not merely about the transference of knowledge and skills and that the values that our children develop will guide their thoughts and actions as adults.
The key words which link to THRIVE are Team, Healthy, Responsible, Innovative, Valued and Empowered. The values within each key word encompass everything listed by those who attended the discussions and workshops and which were felt to be important for us to strive for as a school. Our school values are now at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which will prepare our children to be confident, happy citizens.
This half term we are focusing on ‘Responsible’ as many children are working hard towards their end of key stage assessments (SATs) at the moment. We have also been working on taking responsibility for our actions, words and choices as part of our school behaviour policy. The children have created some lovely art work and we will be making displays linked to our vision and values work in both school halls. Please talk to your children at home about THRIVE as they are already very knowledgeable about it.
This has truly been a work of great collaboration and we would like to thank everyone for their thoughtful contributions and reflective comments. We hope you like our new vision as much as we do!
(Please note: the slides from the last workshop are on the website under the tab ‘news and events’ and the new vision can be found under the tab ‘key information.’)
Loving Learning, Respecting All
At Redbourn we THRIVE!
Redbourn Primary School has the highest expectations of all members of the school community and inspires positive attitudes to learning and behaviours.
In order to achieve this, we give children and adults every opportunity to thrive.
T - Team
We are a team. We are honest and trustworthy. We are effective listeners and communicators. We co-operate with one another. We are helpful and we show empathy.
H - Healthy
We are healthy. We look after our physical and mental wellbeing. We are happy, we are resilient and we have a growth mindset.
R - Responsible
We are responsible. We work hard, we are determined and we challenge ourselves. We take responsibility for our actions, words and choices. We are reflective learners.
I - Innovative
We are innovative. We are creative, we love learning and we are curious. We are confident, we take risks, make mistakes and we are problem solvers.
V - Valued
We are valued. We are inclusive. We show respect, tolerance and equality. We are kind and show gratitude.
E - Empowered
We are empowered. We are well-rounded individuals, we inspire others and strive to be the best version of ourselves.