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Hayeswood First School

Our Aims, Values and Ethos

It is our aim that all Hayeswood First School pupils:

  • Feel safe, secure and happy as valued members of our school community
  • Become confident, enthusiastic and resilient learners with enquiring minds and the capacity to express themselves creatively
  • Make healthy and positive lifestyle choices that enhance their physical and mental wellbeing.
  • Develop self-esteem, confidence and a sense of pride in themselves and in their achievements.
  • Enjoy equal opportunities in all aspects of school life regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability or circumstances.
  • Learn respect for themselves and for others, acceptance and understanding, enabling them to treat others with consideration, courtesy and empathy.
  • Develop the understanding, skills and attitudes to become lifelong learners and responsible citizens.
  • Appreciate, respect and actively care for their environments, at a local and a global level.

Our Core Values

  • Self-belief – every child deserves to have a sense of self-worth and a positive mindset about learning and achieving.

  • Resilience – we understand that challenge is part of the learning process and a resilient mindset is key to success.

  • Responsibility – we are individually and collectively responsible for our words and actions and always respect the rights of all members of our community.

  • Collaboration - we take pride in our individual and team achievements and learn from one another.

  • Respect - we respect every member of the community, regardless of the differences between ourselves and others. We demonstrate kindness, politeness, honesty and fairness.

Our School Charter

We agree that we will:

• Always try our best and take pride in everything that we do.

• Approach challenges confidently with resilience and self-belief.

• Work collaboratively and co-operatively with others.

• Use equipment safely and responsibly.

• Value and care for our environment.

• Be honest, fair, polite and considerate.

• Treat other people with kindness, tolerance and friendship.

• Listen to what other people say and respect their ideas, opinions and beliefs.

• Behave in a way that allows others to listen and learn.

• Celebrate successes and learn from mistakes.

Our Mission Statement:

"Enjoying Learning and Growing Together."