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School Values and Ethos Committee

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

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 - Autumn Term 2019

Members of our Ethos committee travelled to Salcombe to take part in an Ethos day, based around the theme of ‘Aspire’. Our children had a wonderful day meeting and working with other children from across the federation.  Their behaviour was impeccable and they were fantastic ambassadors for our school.