ETHOS AND VALUES
Embsay is a Church of England school in which Christian values are clearly evident in the thinking and practice of staff and pupils alike. The child-friendly mission statement based on the school’s name:
Meets their potential
Safe and happy
And working in a Christian environment
Year by year
encapsulates all aspects of the school.
(SIAS – Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools - October 2011)
Our aim is to ensure that all our children are happy, fulfilled and challenged in a rich learning environment which aims to cater for their individual needs and develops a love for learning. We believe our priority is to establish a secure and relaxed atmosphere where:
Children feel they can question, identify difficulties and overcome them without fear.
Realistic goals are set for children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development and where they are encouraged to set similar realistic goals for themselves.
Children’s own self image is openly and positively valued by peers and adults.
Children can understand and plan for the fact that their chosen actions have consequences both beneficial and prejudicial.