Resource 4: Aims and values – some examples

Background information / subject knowledge for teacher

Here are two examples:

Our school’s aims and values

Our school is a friendly, welcoming and happy school for all cultures.

We aim to:

provide all pupils with a safe and caring learning atmosphere;

encourage all pupils to behave well;

develop thinkers who can learn actively;

help children to reach high standards in their learning.

We want our pupils to:

have a desire to do well;

have a respect for themselves and others;

have self-confidence and growing independence;

work well with other pupils.

We try to put pupils’ needs first and to give our pupils a joy of learning.

Taken from Accessed on 22/06/07

The adult I want to be

To be the person my children look to with pride when they say, ‘This is my dad.’

To be the one my children come to for love, comfort and understanding.

To be the friend known as caring and always willing to listen empathically to their concerns.

To be a person not willing to win at the cost of another’s spirit.

To be a person who can feel pain and not want to hurt another.

To be the person that speaks for the one that cannot, to listen for the one that cannot hear, see for the one without sight, and have the ability to say, ‘You did that, not I.’

To have my deeds always match my words through the grace of God.

Taken from: Covey, S. et al. First Things First

Section 5: Supporting additional language learning