Aims and Ethos

Our vision statement is 'Learning, Growing and Succeeding Together'.

From the moment you walk into the school, this philosophy is tangible.

  The aims of the school are as follows:

  • The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects everyone involved within the school community to share in this commitment *
  • The Downley School is recognised by pupils, parents/carers and the community at large as an outstanding school
  • The curriculum is rich, broad, balanced and relevant for all
  • Every child is given opportunities and encouragement to achieve his or her maximum potential in all aspects of school life
  • Respect, tolerance and understanding towards oneself, all other people and the world in which we live is embedded
  • Pupils become confident, lifelong learners and respectful citizens
  • The Healthy School’s philosophy and guidelines are actively promoted and encouraged
  • Governors, staff, parents and pupils work together, valuing each other,  in order to achieve the best for every member of the school community

 To achieve these aims we work hard to create a community and environment which encourages everyone to:

  • Feel safe, cared for and valued
  • Be treated equally irrespective of gender, race, religion or beliefs, disability, physical characteristics or any other factors
  • Develop a love of learning and take opportunities to be inspired by and learn from other people
  • Challenge ourselves to achieve our personal best in whatever we are doing 
  • Co-operate with and respect others
  • Keep healthy in mind and body by taking regular exercise and understand the principles of a healthy lifestyle
  • Proactively care for the environment in which we live and recognise the effects of non-sustainable practices
  • Take responsibility for our own actions

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