Uplands Junior School
Respect for All
Aims & Ethos
At Uplands Junior School, our vision is to create a safe, positive and stimulating environment in which all members of the school community learn and grow in confidence, knowledge and skills.
Working together, we want to nurture personal talents, discover new ones and encourage everyone to be the best they can be.
We want to build a culture of respect for each other, for our environment and for ourselves.
We want our children to leave with a sense of personal achievement and pride in their school and community, equipped with the emotional, social and practical skills for their next challenge.
Our values are reflected in our whole school motto:
Respect for All
‘Respect for All’ underpins everything we do at Uplands Junior School. We hold The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA). This helps pupils to grow into confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community. Along with this the British Values of Democracy, The Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs form our school values and are embedded in our culture.
Through our culture, curriculum and practices we aim:
To provide a secure, happy, attractive and inclusive environment where all children and staff are given full opportunity to develop the abilities they possess and reach their full potential.
To help all children become resilient learners, to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.
To increase staff and children’s knowledge, skills, experience, understanding and imagination and to provide them the opportunities to challenge themselves, learn from their experiences and grow in confidence.
To provide engaging and quality teaching that recognises personal needs, effort, achievement and progress.
To engage parents in school life and their children’s education through active participation and effective communication ensuring a shared understanding and reinforcement of our school values.
To work in partnership with each other, with parents, with other schools and the wider community to develop support networks and enrichment opportunities that enhance learning for staff and children.
To instil respect for religious and moral values, and tolerance for other races, religions and ways of life and to help pupils to understand the world in which they live.
To put the wellbeing of the children and our staff at the heart of our school.
To assist children to come to terms with their own physical and emotional developments to ensure, wherever possible, that each child will grow into a mature, creative, tolerant, and independent adult well able to play a full and constructive role in a rapidly changing technological world.