Ethos and Values
We believe that every children should have the opportunity to Strive, Achieve and Flourish. All pupils and staff work hard to ensure our best efforts drive all we do. We aim high and be the best that we can possibly be and we fulfil our potential and make a real difference.
Values are principles that guide behaviour. At Oakley Primary Academy, adults and children are encouraged to model values as we believe this helps individuals to be effective learners, happy people and good citizens.
Our values-based education philosophy underpins work to actively promote fundamental British values of democracy, liberty, respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, or no faith, backgrounds and cultures. Assemblies, lessons and events promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling guidance to what is right and what is wrong.
Examples of our values are:
• Responsibility • Honesty • Courage • Respect • Caring • Team work • Politeness
Letters are sent to parents at the beginning of each month explaining the value and how we will define the value to the children, with a booklist of stories they might want to share with their children at home. Children are encouraged to share with their class how they have demonstrated values outside of school.