Values, Ethos and Approach

Stanley Green is a very friendly, welcoming and caring school. We believe that people achieve more when they feel happy, secure and valued. Our philosophy is to educate the whole child; we want the children to enjoy their learning and we have high expectations for their academic, creative and social progress. Team spirit is very much part of the ethos here and there is high expectations of all staff, pupils and parents to work cooperatively, to make a positive contribution to the life of the school and to give their best.

There is a focused commitment on “Teaching and Learning”, which includes staff, families and the community and we are proud of what we do. There is an emphasis on mutual support through which we develop our shared professionalism. We are reflective and adaptive in our practice.

Our school leads it’s learning through five shared values – Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Creativity, Independence and Community. These values underpin our ethos and pedagogy for working together as a learning community. We aim to:

  • Provide an education which places importance on the development of the whole child, academically, intellectually, physically, emotionally and socially.
  • Provide an environment where every child is encouraged to develop to the full extent of their ability. Where each child is valued and is made aware that they have the potential to make a positive contribution to the school.
  • Help every child build a good self image and develop confidence.
  • Promote positive relationships and emotional well-being.
  • Provide a stimulating and connected curriculum, which promotes the skills of enquiry, problem solving through active learning.
  • Encourage the partnership between home and school.
  • Encourage parents to take an active part in their child’s education.
  • Provide equal opportunities in work and play, and treat all individuals fairly.
  • Value and celebrate the diversity of our society and to promote respect and tolerance
  • Forge learning links with our local nurseries and schools.
  • Promote and develop aesthetic, cultural and creative understanding,
  • to develop a sense of heritage and appreciation for the locality, community and wider world as well as gain a sense of spiritual awareness.
  • Use technology to enhance the children’s learning
  • Develop links with the community and promote community cohesion, to invite people from the community into the school, to make visits to the community from the school.