Ethos Visions & Values
‘To be better than you have ever been before - Aiming High.’
At Bowness we work to ensure:
EVERY CHILD A READER
EVERY CHILD A WRITER
EVERY CHILD NUMERATE
A school where every child has the chance to shine and is prepared for a future of possibilities.
Philosophy and Purpose
To be an inclusive school and to offer equal opportunities to all
To promote and achieve high standards for all by providing learning and teaching of the highest quality
To treat our learners as individuals and to differentiate learning and teaching
To take account of their individual and specific needs including physical
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural
To ensure that all our learners benefit from a rich, broad and balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with many opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play
To enliven and enrich the curriculum by visits, visitors and extensive use of the environment
To give responsibility to our learners and develop their self-confidence by encouraging them to contribute to school life and the wider community
To ensure that all children achieve their true potential in reading, writing and maths
To sustain an ethos ensuring a friendly welcome into a bright and happy place where all learners feel safe and secure
To promote positive behaviour at all times
To celebrate the successes of all learners
Core Values at Bowness
Our Core Values
Created by all school stakeholders and taking into account the community that we serve, our core values are:
We will learn how to speak and listen with respect in a variety of different situations. We will read well and widely to broaden our horizons and develop a rich vocabulary. We will be able to write confidently and think critically to solve problems and make choices.
Our physical and mental health is important and will enable us to be successful and happy in life. We will participate in a curriculum rich in sport and physical activity to develop our confidence, empathy and resilience.
We will understand our role in today and tomorrow’s world by developing respect and tolerance towards the environment, communities and religions. We will understand our rights, how society works and will actively engage in activities to bring about positive social change.
We will develop our curiosity, raise our aspirations, ignite excitement about our futures and help us to uncover our passions and interests. We challenge ourselves to gain high aspirations for our future ‘world of work’.
Our curriculum will be rich in creativity and expression and give us the opportunity to express ourselves through dance, music, art, design and drama. Our individuality and self-expression are promoted, our resilience, resourcefulness and risk taking skills are developed. The arts are an important aspects of our school life.
Where every child has the chance to shine and is prepared for a future of possibilities.