Vision and Values

Learning Together, Achieving Together, Respecting Each Other 

 

Our motto was drawn from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and ensures that our school is a place where we can all feel confident with ourselves.  

As a Gold Rights Respecting School, it provides a vision for our school community, to respect one another, do the very best we can with the understanding that each person is a unique,  important and a valued part of our school. Our different talents and gifts work together to enrich the learning environment as we learn from each other, achieve the very best and respect each other 

At Glasshouses School, we ensure that our curriculum experiences that broadens their understanding and equips them with the skills they need to be confident, life-long learners who reach their full potential. We believe that pupils from a wide range of backgrounds arrive in school with different levels of knowledge acquisition. Therefore, we have a well-rounded, knowledge-specific curriculum to overcome inequality of opportunity.  All learning should be challenging and engaging. 

Our curriculum is designed to be a ‘Knowledge Rich Curriculum’ and our curriculum overview ensures that our pupils acquire a depth of knowledge in all areas of the curriculum, built up sequentially over time.  We are determined that our pupils will know more and remember more over time. We have a cross-curricular topic approach, and, alongside this, we build in enriching and enlivening experiences which immerse the children in current and relevant themes. Our curriculum has the acquisition of knowledge at its heart, and we ensure that all pupils are supported throughout their learning to remember connected and essential knowledge as they progress through school. Low stakes quizzes and recalls are used to enable pupils to remember more. Same day interventions are used to ensure that all pupils keep up, not catch up. 

Our innovative curriculum reflects the real world that the children will be a part of in the future. We want them to be excited and engaged about learning and for ALL pupils to be challenged, no matter what their starting point.  Extra support is a priority in provision for SEN and disadvantaged pupils. 

An overarching focus of our curriculum is our commitment to the Rights Respecting School which can be seen in our behaviour values, ‘CHAMPS’ 

  • Choices 
  • Honesty 
  • Achievement 
  • Manners 
  • Perseverance  
  • Safety 

Our inclusive culture and ethos is built upon respect and consideration for others, and as a predominantly white/British context, we promote the rich diversity of modern Britain and the wider world. The importance of British Values, SMSC, diversity, equality and global learning are continually promoted to ensure that children are ready for life in modern Britain and beyond. PSHE features heavily in our timetable, with well-being, health and fitness threaded through all areas of the curriculum