Scotch Orchard Ethos and Values

Belonging; Believing; Learning; Achieving

At Scotch Orchard we want our pupils to

  • Belong: ‘to be a member of our school community’; and develop a feeling of belonging – ‘the feeling of security and support when there is a sense of acceptance, inclusion, and identity for a member of a certain group [Scotch Orchard Primary School]’
  • Believe: ‘to think that something is true, correct, or real’; and develop their self-belief – ‘a person feeling sure of their ability to complete tasks and to achieve their goals’
  • Learn: ‘gain or acquire knowledge of, or skill in (something), by study, experience, or being taught’
  • Achieve: ‘successfully bring about or reach (a desired objective or result) by effort, skill, or courage’

At Scotch Orchard, we:

  • Inspire children to develop enquiring, critical and imaginative minds
  • Stimulate the desire to learn together and increase each child’s aspirations of what they may achieve
  • Provide a purposeful education suited to the needs of all the pupils within a happy and productive learning environment
  • Encourage individual achievement to the highest level
  • Help pupils to understand the world in which they live from all perspectives: national, international and within their own community
  • Encourage good relationships, respect, tolerance and understanding of others
  • Embrace individuality and promote collaborative learning in a safe and supportive setting
  • Foster the attitude that learning is fun

For each child to become a confident participant in society, we endeavour:

  • To treat each other the way we would like to be treated;
  • To have self-respect, self-esteem and a pride in our personal appearance;
  • To communicate co-operatively and effectively with each other – child to child, child to adult,  adult to adult and adult to child
  • To develop the skill of self discipline;
  • To feel happy and secure in the school environment;
  • To appreciate and care for our local environment;
  • To show courtesy and respect for each other.

We Believe.mp3