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School Ethos

SCHOOL ETHOS 

Motto

“Being the Best we can be”

Vision

Together we aspire to be a community where everyone feels valued and safe, achievements are recognized and celebrated and we learn together and develop as individuals. In Fishermoss School everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be.

Values

Respect – Honesty – Responsibility – Kindness – Hardworking

Aims

Together at Fishermoss School we aspire to –

Successful Learners Confident Individuals
  • succeed in our learning, fulfil our potential and celebrate achievement
  • be open to new ideas
  • use resources and technology effectively to support independent thinking and learning
  • develop independent learning as an individual or as part of a group
  • develop creative thinking
  • ask lots of questions and offer opinions
  • develop respect and awareness of self and others
  • strive to achieve personal goals
  • be able to make healthy choices
  • develop independence
Responsible Citizens Effective Contributors
  • promote tolerance and sensitivity to others’ beliefs and cultures
  • be good representatives of the school and community
  • make informed choices and decisions
  • respect the buildings and belongings of our school and community
  • develop an understanding of our changing environment
  • solve problems
  • develop a keen sense of team work and demonstrate initiative
  • work closely with parents/carers and staff to succeed in learning
  • work well with local and international groups

 

 

 

Simplified version of aims devised by pupils

Together we aspire to make Fishermoss School a happy, healthy and safe place for learning by encouraging everyone to:

  • Be confident, kind, honest, respectful and polite.
  • Accept and appreciate ourselves and others for who we all are.
  • Be responsible, taking care of ourselves, each other and the environment.
  • Be positive and keen to succeed.
  • Do our best, work hard and achieve success.
  • Have our say and contribute to making the school a better place.
  • Work well with others.
  • Follow the Golden Rules.

The Positive Ethos of the School is the foundation on which we build Learning and Teaching. Learners are successful, confident, exercise responsibility and contribute to the life of the school and wider community.  At Fishermoss School all pupils are known as ‘Global Warriors’.  Being a Global Warrior is about knowing and understanding our world and having the right values, knowledge and skills to make the world a better place. It is about positive relationships and building safe, happy and healthy communities.  The school has an inclusive approach and we welcome and celebrate diversity encouraging all pupils and staff to take leadership roles across a range of activities including Global Warriors, Pupil Council, Playground rota, Play Leaders.   This all contributes to progressing pupil skills as effective contributors and responsible citizens and supports develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work.

Fishermoss is an Eco School – We are part of the Eco-schools programme – an international initiative designed to encourage whole school action for the environment. We have been awarded five green flags – the green flag is the top level of award in the programme.  It is a recognised award scheme that accredits schools who make a commitment to continuously improve their environmental performance.

Fishermoss is a Rights Respecting School – We have been awarded the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award. The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos.  A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in its relationships.

We are recognised as a Cycle Friendly School and we have been awarded Fair Trade status and the Anne Frank Award.