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Ethos and Values

Support and Challenge to Succeed

Our school vision is at the core of everything we do. It underpins our teaching and learning, and provides an environment that prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens, able and eager to succeed in life.

At Sharlston School We Shine!

At Sharlston, we strive to create a community where both children and adults are encouraged to achieve their full potential and SHINE. Click on our SHINE curriculum page to find out more about what it means to SHINE at Sharlston.
  • We offer the appropriate level of support and challenge to enable everyone to succeed and be the best they can be.
  • We offer a broad range of enriching and engaging experiences within a safe, happy and stimulating environment.
  • We provide quality education and care, which sets high standards and expectations whilst valuing individual children and their abilities.

Reach for the Stars!             Be Out of This World!

Our aim is for all our children to leave Sharlston Community School with the skills and confidence needed for life in secondary school and beyond, high aspirations for the future and the motivation to achieve their full potential in life.  We value the partnership between children, parents, staff, governors and the community as a whole.

Our promise to you!

We will welcome you each day and provide opportunities for you to become involved in the daily life of school giving everyone the opportunity to excel and flourish in their learning.


We will nurture through respect, honesty and tolerance in a safe and challenging environment.


We will encourage everyone to do their best and involve children, parents, teachers, governors and the community to ensure that we are all working in partnership together.


We will provide the best quality teaching to help all children achieve their potential.


We will promote independence and resilience that will help to secure a positive future for our children.


We will encourage each individual to take responsibility for his/her behaviour and to act as a good role model to others


We will promote a love of learning


We will always embrace the principal that EVERY CHILD MATTERS.


Your promise to us!

Arrive at school in good time

Treat adults and other pupils with respect

Work hard in class and allow others to work

Respect and follow the agreed class and school rules

Look after other people in the school

Report bullying or any accident or other incident

Look after the school equipment

Our Home/School Agreement

Families will;

Ensure their child arrives in good time and with the correct clothing and equipment

Treat school staff and other school families with respect

Let the school know if and why their child is not at school today

Model good behaviour to their children particularly around the school site.

Respect the school and class rules

Park appropriately and encourage safe use of the school crossing patrol

Attend parents’ evenings and discussions about children’s progress

Notify the school of their child’s needs

Understanding and Knowledge

Understanding and Knowledge

Children learn:

  • an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process
  • an understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law
  • an acceptance that people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination

How School Promotes British Values

How School Promotes British Values

School aims to:

  • include in suitable parts of the curriculum – as appropriate for the age of pupils – material on the strengths, advantages and disadvantages of democracy, and how democracy and the law works in Britain, in contrast to other forms of government in other countries
  • ensure all pupils within the school have a voice that is listened to, and demonstrate how democracy works by actively promoting democratic processes such as a school council whose members are voted for by the pupils.

Actions School Takes

Actions School Takes

School aims to:

  • use opportunities such as general or local elections to hold mock elections to promote fundamental British values and provide pupils with the opportunity to learn how to argue and defend points of view
  • consider the role of extra-curricular activity, including any run directly by pupils, in promoting fundamental British values

British Values

Schools are required, as part of a broad and balanced curriculum, to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.  Schools are required to actively promote fundamental British values which are;

•    democracy
•    rule of law
•    individual liberty
•    mutual respect
•    tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


A key part of our plan is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.  We promote the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.  This ensures young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

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