Understand how schools uphold their aims and values
3,1 Define the meaning of
Aims are what the school hope to achieve throughout the year. These are set out by the governing body who will use the national curriculum to see if children will achieve a key stage for that year or they are on course to do so at the key stage. At my placement school in assembly each monday they read out all the attendance figures and say whether they have reached the target level set out by the government of 95%. Also part of the assembly is to promote ways of which children should interact with each other which is another key aim of this school. All teachers have a high expectation of the pupil to get the higher standards. As with all schools they have different aims and here are some of the key ones.
To have a caring atmosphere
To be able to participate
High standards in the school environment
To find ways to engage a child in learning
to get children involved with each other to encourage learning
to make children talk about subjects openly
to care for their school and its environment in the surrounding area
to involve parents in a childs education, through the schools website
to recognise that their school is a multi cultural place with no barriers placed against race or religion and to respect.
A schools values are to strive to be a really good school with a no tolerance approach to bullying and racism. In the class I teach with a boy said something to another the other day and his response was to say he would get his dad to beat him up, I had to intervene and make the boy apologise which he did to me first and to the other boy after I had said not to me to him. I then told him he was not upholding the schools values and to read them on the school halls wall. To be friendly to each other, truthful and respect one another. No bad language or racism. This is said during school assemblies at my placement school and if anyone...