Vision & Values
Kindness is the quality of being friendly, caring, compassionate, considerate and helpful.
Kindness means that you treat everyone the best that you can. We might think of lovely things to do and say all day but when we act, that is kindness.
“Kindness is a gift everyone can afford to give”
“Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.”
This value is at the core of everything we do in school. Respect is the recognition that everyone is important and special. It is the consideration for the feelings, rights and wishes of others. Respect is a feeling of admiration for others because of their good qualities, actions or achievements.
At Lunsford Primary School we show respect by:
- listening to others
- valuing others people’s ideas and advice
- looking after property and the environment at home and at school
- thinking before we speak
- treating others how we wish to be treated
- being polite and showing good manners – saying please and thank you
- showing courtesy by helping others
- focusing our attention and showing effort
We want our whole school community to respect each other. One of the most important things you can teach your child is respect. The best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begin to understand how important it is.
This means that we have a can-do attitude and being the best we can be. Rather than believe we cannot do something or are not good at something, we believe we are able to achieve and succeed and be excellent. If we are not able to do something that means we are not able to do it YET. We are ambitious for ourselves, for each other and for the school. Showing positivity and positive affirmations indicates a growth mindset and increases ones self-belief. As a school we believe that being positive means we are developing enthusiastic, ambitious, confident and creative learners.
Perseverance is not giving up – you should try, try and try again. It is very much linked to positivity. It is having a go and keeping a positive attitude. Perseverance means you are determined in your learning and persistent. Perseverance is never giving up. It is setting goals and working towards them. Perseverance is not being afraid to make a mistake and asking for help if you need it. Perseverance is being prepared to struggle on when things go wrong and being prepared to make mistakes and show determination to get things right and learn from the mistake.
Perseverance also demonstrates resilience and the ability to be adaptable.
If you have never failed then you have never tried anything new.
Responsibility includes thinking about being a good citizen and caring for our environment. This means the obligation to behave well, having a duty to fulfil. In school this may be shown as: making good decisions about our own behaviour, taking responsibility for our learning, being independent, bringing the correct equipment to school, handing homework in on time and caring for others.
To be successful and to show excellence you have to work hard and apply yourself. This value very much links with perseverance and determination as well as responsibility for your own learning. At Lunsford we aim for our pupils to be enthusiastic life long learners and to be the best they can be. To instill a love of learning and appreciate the value of hard work. It’s been said that it takes roughly 10,000 hours to become excellent at something, or 28 days of doing the same thing over and over to create a habit. At Lunsford we believe together we can achieve excellence and aspire to all be the best we can be. Difficult doesn’t mean impossible – it simply means you have to work hard.
"Success isn't always about greatness. It's about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come."