Harpur Hill Primary School, Buxton, DerbyshireHeadteacher - Mr P J O'Connor
The School’s Ethos and Values
Harpur Hill Primary School is a happy place where we seek to encourage children’s self-respect and confidence. We identify children’s strengths and seek to support them so that the confidence they gain from their successes will transfer to other subjects and areas of their learning. Confidence breeds confidence and success breeds success. If the child feels valued they will try and if they receive praise for their efforts they will continue to try.
Our school promotes praise as opposed to discipline and we believe that if the ethos of the school is to work together and respect each other then there is an expectation that everyone behaves in that way and there is a pressure on each individual from the rest of the school to conform.
The school has a number of strategies to promote good behaviour. Such activities as ‘Good News’ assemblies, headteacher assemblies, house points, weekly reward badges, stickers, praise postcards and texting parents, help to support the children in working hard and making the right choices.
We believe that schools readily call in parents to seek their support when a child is not behaving or working but how often do schools invite parents to come in to celebrate their children’s successes? What message does this send to the children?
We want to work closely with our parents and recognise the great trust you place in us by choosing to send your children to our school. We assure you all that in our school the children are the most important people and meeting their needs and helping them to become valuable, caring people will always be the paramount consideration in our school.
It is our aim to create a happy and stimulating environment and to encourage the involvement of parents, governors and members of our local community. In working together we promote learning and develop a sense of belonging for all.
AimsIt is the aim of the school to develop in our children: -A sense of worth and pride in themselves and others.A sense of belonging/community for pupils, parents, staff and governors.A community that looks to praise and recognise success in all areas of a child’s life.A close, co-operative and honest relationship with parents/carers.A pleasant and welcoming atmosphere encouraging involvement of parents, governors and the community.A happy and caring environment in which pupils learn to share and co-operate with others and work for the common good.A stimulating, broad and balanced curriculum encouraging children to achieve their full potential whilst aiming for excellence and quality.A learning environment where individual needs are met, self-esteem nurtured and children are equipped to make informed choices.Pupils’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and other cultures and beliefsvalues that will help pupils to become responsible and caring citizens.
P J O'Connor - Headteacher
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