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School Values and Ethos Group

Our Ethos

At Gatehouse Primary Academy, we aim to help our children develop the skills they need to confidently and successfully learn, communicate, and make friends, in order to meet the challenges of life when they leave our school.

 

We aim to ensure ours is a school where high standards for learning and development are pursued by all stakeholders: staff, children, parents, governors, volunteers and the community; in order to make our school successful

Gatehouse Primary Academy has developed a set of moral standards for all stakeholders to aspire to which recognise the ethos and values of the school.

Our Values

Kindness means being

  • Helpful
  • Friendly
  • Considerate
  • Generous
  • Gentle
  • Caring
  •  Showing goodwill towards other people or groups.

 

Respect is

  • Accepting the value of other human beings, other living things, and non-living things.
  • Admiring something about someone
  • Accepting someone’s feelings, wishes, or rights.

 

Honesty is

  • Telling the truth
  • Explaining what really happened

 

Responsibility is

  • Taking care of your duties
  • Answering for your actions
  • Being trusted by others

 

Positivity is

  • Resilience
  • Being in a good place to learn
  • Confidence
  • Approaching situations enthusiastically

 

Compassion is

  • Being kind-hearted
  • Caring and comforting others
  • Saying or doing something to make a difference
Children's Ethos Committee
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The role of the Ethos Committee is to promote our school values kindness, respect, honesty, responsibility. positivity and compassion.  Every week. they award the "Values Cup" to a child who has demonstrated on of these values.

Ethos Day

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Members of our Ethos committee travelled to Newton Ferrers to take part in an Ethos day, based around the theme of ‘Respect’. Our children had a wonderful day meeting and working with other children from across the federation. They took part in a number of activities including arts and craft, drama and music, learning how to respect other people and our environment. Their behaviour was impeccable and they were fantastic ambassadors for our school. A huge thank you to all at Newton Ferrers for organising the day. Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are looking forward to the next one!

 

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