Vision and Values
Our Mission Statement:
Kings Rise Academy provides a personalised and holistic education, delivered through partnership, enabling and challenging everyone involved to recognise their achievements and build on their own unique strengths.
To work with parents, carers and all our partners to achieve the best outcomes for each child and young person so that...
- Everyone learns how to be safe and everyone feels safe in school and their community
- Everyone learns how to be healthy and to make healthy choices
- Everyone learns and achieves through personalised and enjoyable activities
- Everyone has the opportunity to have their voices heard, to be respected and valued in all their communities.
- Everyone learns how to participate in making their life choices that lead to economic security.
On our journey together, we work to achieve this by…
- Motivating all to learn through relevant personalised and fun activities in a safe and caring environment,
- Building on everyone’s self-esteem, empowering all to become valued citizens, with everyone’s contribution to society respected,
- Ensuring equity within an inclusive setting,
- Partnership with parents and carers, partner services and the community.
Promoting British Values at Kings Rise:
At Kings Rise Academy we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics, which have strong links to the British Empire.
At Kings Rise these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is part of school life. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our School Council, Class Council and Pupil Questionnaires. The elections of School Councillors, as well as House Captains and Vice captains and Head Boy and Girl are evidence of this. Our School Behaviour Policy involves rewards and sanctions, which the pupils decide upon.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school collective worship and assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police, Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Part of our school ethos and Behaviour Policy has revolved around Core Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our Behaviour Policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
This is achieved through enhancing pupil's understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. RE syllabus, topics, assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and PSHE. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school. School visits and visitors explore a cross section of beliefs.