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Values and Ethos

Values

The values of our school underpin our ethos whereby enthusiastic pupils and staff strive for excellence in all aspects of school life. Parents are seen as key partners in ensuring pupils make progress and achieve their aspirational goals. We are passionate in creating a family atmosphere, valuing and respecting everyone in our community. All children have unlimited potential! If their all round development is nurtured in an environment of respect, love and celebration the outcome will be happy and high achieving pupils.

At Farley, staff and pupils have selected six core values. These values are: 

  • Unity
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Resilience
  • Responsibility 
  • Happiness

We work as a whole school to encourage our staff and pupils to keep these in mind every day. By doing this we hope that our children will learn to appreciate each other and grow up to be kind, compassionate and responsible members of society.

 

Values are taught through our PSHE lessons. We also have a whole school value focus each half term with themed assemblies. 

 

At Farley Junior School, we also take part in 'Enabling Enterprise'. The mission is to equip young people with the skills, experiences and aspirations they need to succeed in life. Through 'Enabling Enterprise' our children develop 8 enterprise skills.

The 8 key skills are:

  • Problem Solving
  • Aiming High
  • Leading
  • Working in a Team
  • Sharing Ideas
  • Using Imagination
  • Staying Positive
  • Listening Carefully

 

OUR VISION

 Farley Junior School is a thriving, happy community. Our staff is committed to delivering an education based on the National Curriculum to the highest of standards.

We hope that a child joins Farley Junior School with high expectations. We aim to provide a framework of care and consideration for all our children and an education which strives to achieve these important goals:

  • Pupils should learn to be well organised, purposeful and persevering in their attitude to work.
  • Children should be considerate, responsible and courteous in their dealings with others.
  • Farley Junior School is known for its pleasant atmosphere. This is founded on good working relationships throughout the school. We aim for a warm, trusting and caring environment.
  • We acknowledge that a child's home life is a prime influence on their behaviour. We work to support this by promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils by encouraging their respect and consideration for others. Pupils learn to take personal responsibility for their behaviour at all times.
  • We aim to make pupils feel that they are fairly treated and are understood as individuals. We like to feel that all pupils' achievements are recognised, that they are given a sense of purpose and satisfaction in their work and that they find friendships and a sense of belonging to a community.

BRITISH VALUES 

What are British values?
Everyone has values that they believe in and choose to live their life by. In Great Britain we share lots of values that make our nation a great place.

The rule of law
We all live by and respect the same laws. These keep us safe and are rules for everyone to make our world fair.

Respect and tolerance
Everyone should learn to value the opinions of the people around them and to appreciate that everyone is different. We should celebrate our similarities and our differences and promote peace through a culture of respect and tolerance.

Individual liberty
Everyone has freedom of speech which means that we are all entitled to our own opinions. What is important is that we respect everyone's opinions and don't try to force them to change them. We all also have the right to be free people and make our own choices about our lives. Any chocies we do make should be thought through carefully and we should consider the effect they might have on other people. Everyone has the right to be different and live their life how they want to. Individual Liberty is something that makes our country special and great.

Family
We should all take care of the people in our family. Families are made up of lots of different people and are very varied. No two families are the same, but we should learn to appreciate and respect each other and support each other where we can. Make time to be with your family. They are the most important people in your life.

History
The United Kingdom has a lot of interesting history that we learn about in school. It is through our past and history that our country is what it is today. The past makes us who we are and we should want to learn about the people and events that shaped our lives in history.

Traditions
We have many different traditions. Some are ancient and some are more modern. These traditions are things that we can all enjoy and share as British people. 

Democracy
In this country we have democratic rights to allow everyone to have their voice heard and to share their opinions on important matters. Democracy means that we all have a chance to vote for a Prime Minister and Government, and that we can express our views on how the country runs. Democracy is the fairest way to make sure everyone is included.

Who are the British?
Who are the British? Ask us and you will find that we dance to music from America, Africa and Asia; we eat food from Ireland, Italy and Jamaica; we speak more than three hundred languages and we know over four hundred different ways to cook a potato. We look Celtic, Arab and Bengali; we wear kilts, saris and football shorts, and if you get very close to us and look right into our eyes, you can almost see the history of the whole world. The British are not a single tribe, or a religion, and we don't come from a single place. But we are building a home where we are all able to be who we want to be, yet still be British. This is what we do: we take, we adapt, and we move forward. 

Benjamin Zephaniah 

Luton in Harmony

Luton in Harmony is a scheme that was started by Luton Borough Council but is now owned by the residents of Luton themselves. It is a scheme that promotes Luton in a positive light and aims to show the world that we are a close community with many backgrounds, cultures, religions and voices and we live in peace and harmony together. 

 If you would like to know more about Luton in Harmony, please click on the image below..

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