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Irk Valley Community School

Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Visions and Values

IRK VALLEY VISION

“To develop confident, successful, happy and caring individuals who love learning and are able to make a positive difference in the world.”

 

IRK VALLEY VALUES

From the school’s vision come the five values that underpin all aspects of school life. 

 

RESPECT: The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond
 

EXCELLENCE: The determination to reach the highest standards, every day. 
 

ASPIRATION:  The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other. 
 

COOPERATION: The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.
 

HAPPINESS:  The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them. 

At Irk Valley Community School, we REACH!

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RESPECT

At Irk Valley, children:

Þ will receive high quality pastoral care.

Þ have teachers and staff who listen and follow up on their concerns.

Þ  feel safe at school and play well with all other children, following the Golden Rules.

Þ learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect and learn about their own rights and the rights of others.

 

Parents and families:

Þ are listened to and have their feedback about school life turned into actions.

Þ have concerns and  difficulties dealt with promptly and fairly,

Þ are understood and valued as key partners in their children’s learning.

 

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EXCELLENCE

 

At Irk Valley, children:

Þ are supported and challenged so that they make the greatest progress possible and experience success.

Þ have opportunities to make mistakes, so that they can learn from these.

Þ are encouraged to expect the best for themselves.

Þ will be developed in many ways, not only moving towards academic excellence, but also an excellence of character.

 

Parents and families:

Þ are given clear and regular information about  progress, attainment and well being.

Þ receive guidance and support so that they can help their children learn.

 

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ASPIRATION

At Irk Valley, children:

Þ are taught by staff who are able to excite and inspire through a rich and varied curriculum and their own love of learning.

Þ have opportunities to be leaders themselves.

Þ work with excellent role models and learn about inspirational people around the world.

 

Parents and families:

Þ have family learning opportunities.

Þ have the opportunity to learn as adults and achieve success.

Þ are able to volunteer at school to support their own learning and the learning of the children.

 

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COOPERATION

At Irk Valley, children:

Þ have opportunities  to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Þ are taught to work cooperatively, both in and outside the  classroom.

Þ work with peers to enhance learning and to resolve problems.

 

Parents and families:

Þ are represented on the Governing Body and through an active PTFA.

Þ are asked for their views and to visit the school to enable parents to contribute to school life and children’s learning.

Þ receive clear communication in a preferred format .

 

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HAPPINESS

At Irk Valley, children:

Þ have opportunities to improve their physical fitness, mental health and well being.

Þ have fun in lessons.

Þ go on educational visits to bring learning to life.

Þ are rewarded for their achievements and efforts.

 

Parents and families:

Þ understand that a happy individual will achieve well.

Þ work in partnership with caring, friendly and  approachable staff.

Þ are welcomed in school.

 

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