Sherwood Park School Values

SHERWOOD PARK VALUES

‘LEARNING FOR LIFE TOGETHER’

 

Sherwood Park Primary School strives to be the school of choice within the local community of Sidcup. Our motto, ‘Learning for Life Together’, underpins our committment to working in partnership with children, parents, governors to ensures the very best outcomes for every child. And to provide learning opportunities which prepare children for every step of their academic journey and for life in the future. It is our responsibility to support every young person to reach his or her potential, regardless of background. This is underpinned by three goals:

  • Safety and Wellbeing
  • Educational Excellence Everywhere
  • Preparation for secondary transition and the journey into Adult life.

At Sherwood Park we promote the following values to support pupils on their journey through life and to ensure they are happy; understand how to be good citizens and can make a positive contribution to society.

Excellence

We reach excellence by achieving a goal and being successful.

'Excellence is not a skill but an attitude!'

Courage

Courage means feeling frightened about doing something scary or difficult but being brave and doing it anyway!
 
It's about facing our fears, we all have them.
'Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid-Courage means you don't let fear stop you!'

Happiness

Creating happiness is about knowing the ingredients what makes it. 

'Don't look for happiness-Create it!'

Honesty

We tell the truth to ensure we can work things out and move on.

'Honesty is appreciated'

Respect

We show respect by:

Listening

Encouraging

Congratulating

Being Helpful

Saying Thank you!

'Give it to Get it!'

Responsibility

Taking care of your duties

Answering for your actions

Being Trusted by others

'Accept responsibility for your actions and take ownership of your mistakes.'

 

Partnership

We develop partnership through:

Communication

Disagreement management

Listening

Reliable

Respectful

'Coming together is a beginning
 Keeping together is progress
 Working together is success
 Achieving together is a celebration'
 
 

Resilience

Through perseverance, flexibility, relationships and a positive view of the future we are able to bounce back when we get knocked down.

‘The greatest glory in life lies in never falling, but in rising every time when we fall.’

 

Understanding

We understand by:

Be open about differences

Don’t assume anything

Encourage questions

Make a point to make friends with people different from you

Make your feeling known

Remember that mistakes happen

'A great understanding is about appreciating similarities and respecting differences.'

 

 

Safety

It is about making the right choice at the right time!

‘Think, understand and choose the right option-this will make you safe!’