Vision, Ethos and Values
Vision for Parkwood Primary School
The vision of Parkwood underpins all we do, together we strive to develop life-long learners while seeking wellbeing for all, whether pupils, staff or families of the school.
We aim to achieve this by:
- having a range of opportunities for a positive learning experience.
- expanding horizons and creating opportunities for all, which will reach beyond the classroom and time at Parkwood.
- knowing how to feel safe, be safe and keep safe
- developing resilience and wellbeing; whether physically, mentally or through relationships
Parkwood has created a set of values that the children and adults work to demonstrate in all they do. these go hand in hand with the British Values of democracy; the rule of law; individual liberty; mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.
These values help us to demonstrate how we are able to work together to be the best that we can whether this is in work or play.
Those children who demonstrate Parkwood Values are rewarded through our celebration assemblies, this is also an opportunity to reward progress children make in any aspect of school. Parents are invited to these assemblies and our children look forward to sharing their success with friends and family.
As part of the school's vision and ethos, we pride ourselves on the behaviour of our children. This stems not only from the high expectations and community focused ethos but also from our school rules, created by the children. These rules support the values of Parkwood and allow all children to make excellent choices in all they do.
- Be safe
- Try your hardest
- Accept people's differences
- Speak and listen with respect
- Care for yourself, others and the school around you.
- We keep our hands and feet to ourselves.
Houses, Pupil Roles & Family Dining
As part of the school's aim to become a collaborative community we have introduced a house system. This places each child into one of four houses: Spring, Summer, Autumn or Winter. Within this house system pupils have the opportunity to earn house points for demonstrating the school values during the week; whether this is through their learning or play.
Pupils have the opportunity to apply for a number of roles in school. These roles help support the school as well as provide pupils with a sense of belonging and responsibility. The follow are an example of roles available: Head Pupils, School Council, Playground Buddies, Fruit Shop Assistant, Eco Monitor, Librarian, House Captain.
We also dine together in houses, through a family dining system. Year 1 to 6 sit together and those children in Year 6 are 'heads of the table'. They serve the freshly prepared food to the other children and everyone has the opportunity to mix with those they would not normally get chance to see. This gives responsibility to older children and allows younger children to see good role models within their peers.