Values and Ethos
We believe we have a privileged role which is going to shape the future, change society and improve the world.
At William Torbitt Primary School we promise our children will be inspired, understand who they are, and leave with a strong self-worth and identity. Someone must have taught Shakespeare to write, shown Mae Jemison the stars, fostered Malala Yousafzai’s courage – who unlocked that potential? There could be someone in our school who saves the human race. There could be someone in our school who leads our country. There could be someone in our school who finds the cure for cancer. Our job is to show our children it could be them, give them the skills they need to succeed, and help them become those people, because they won’t know it yet. It doesn’t matter where they have come from, they all have something valuable to contribute to the human race. Let’s think big for our children and believe that it can happen here!
Rights Respecting School
We are a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. We have received recognition and been awarded the ‘Bronze award’ and are working towards our silver awards as a ‘Rights Respecting School’ . These awards are given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.
Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.
At this school pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.
All stakeholders, including staff, children, parents, governors and wider agencies will endeavour to:
We want William Torbitt Primary School to be:
A learning community
a place of high expectations and excellence, where all the children can achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, moral and spiritual development.
A caring community
where children and adults feel they make a positive contribution and are valued and respected.
A working partnership
between children, parents, staff, governors and the community as a whole.
At William Torbitt Primary School we value:
Dust ourselves off and try again.
Do the right thing and make the right choices.
Be a problem solver and respond to changes well.
Think about the world, the environment and others who live in it.
Express our opinions clearly whilst considering other people’s views.
Treat others how we wish to be treated.
Work together to achieve our goals.
Ask questions and find things out.