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School Vision and Values

 

Our School Vision and Values were created by the whole staff and Governors starting in September 2016. They were further developed throughout the year culminating in the words below. We believe that these are just not words but a culture we aim to live by.

 

Grow Care Succeed

Portsdown Primary inspires every child to enjoy their learning, be compassionate and to believe they will achieve now and in the future. Working in partnership with our community we will give our children roots to grow and wings to fly.

 

GROW

CARE

SUCCEED

Learn

Friendship

Join in

Have Courage

Honesty

Try hard

Create

Respect

Challenge

 

GROW

CARE

SUCCEED

Learn

Working to grow my brain

Friendship

Learning what it means to be a good friend and showing them that you care

Join in

Taking responsibility to be an active learner

Have Courage

Having an openness to try new things and face challenges bravely and with self-control

Honesty

Valuing the truth, being honest with each other and with ourselves

Try hard

Working hard to achieve something worthwhile, and not giving up even when it’s tough

Create

Thinking of new ideas and making them happen in lots of ways

Respect

Listening to other people’s ideas, beliefs and opinions and not judging them

Challenge

Using what you know to push yourself to be the best you can

 

 

 

Our School Vision and Values are partly based around the poem below.

 

Roots to remind you where you’re from;

Wings to show you what you can become.

 

If I had two wishes, I know what they would be

I’d wish for Roots to cling to, and Wings to set me free;

Roots of inner values, like rings within a tree;

and Wings of independence to seek my destiny.

 

Roots to hold forever to keep me safe and strong,

To let me know you love me, when I’ve done something wrong;

To show me by example, and helps me learn to choose,

To take those actions every day to win instead of lose.

 

Just be there when I need you, to tell me it’s all right,

To face my fear of falling when I test my wings in flight;

Don’t make my life too easy, it’s better if I try,

And fail and get back up myself, so I can learn to fly.

 

If I had two wishes, and two were all I had,

And they could just be granted, by my Mum and Dad;

I wouldn’t ask for money or any shop-bought things.

The greatest gifts I’d ask for are simply Roots and Wings.

 

By Denis Waitley

 

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