Our Values and Ethos
The Every Child Matters Academy Trust vision is to build a collaboration of schools where openness, honesty, fairness and empathy, together with the development of best practice, ensure all children within our schools receive a first class education. Through system leadership we will support the practice of other schools and academies beyond our Trust to enable them to achieve the same outcomes.
Children are at the heart of all we do. We will provide EVERY CHILD with early help and support to remove barriers to learning and an education that raises aspiration resulting in excellence and enjoyment. This will enable all children to fulfil their potential and maximise their life chances.
As a Multi Academy Trust our core principles are to:
- strive for excellence in all that we do;
- have a clear focus on school improvement;
- work with families to improve life chances;
- make a commitment to life-long learning; and
- ensure each school maintains its own identity whilst collaborating as one organisation.
Laithes Primary - Vision and Values
At Laithes Primary, our intention is for every pupil to fulfil their potential no matter what his/her background or personal circumstances. Our ethos is one of collaboration and inclusion between senior management, teachers, support staff, parents, agencies and, most importantly, the child. Through a flexible approach to learning, valuing all of the child’s achievements, whilst allowing for individual differences, we hope to develop children’s strengths, address their needs and make school an enjoyable, happy and productive time for each child. We strive to produce a nurturing environment, which promotes wellbeing and experiences.
Laithes Primary actively seeks to promote positive social and emotional wellbeing, mental health and wellness for the pupils, families and staff in our school. We believe that emotional wellbeing and mental health are a continuum. Related issues can range from positive attitudes and behaviour, through to experiences of emotional distress and mental disorder. We have staff trained in mental health and specialist safeguarding and bereavement counselling; we manage emotional issues on a daily basis ensuring that we minimise the impact of such issues. We aim to create a positive school culture for emotional wellbeing that develops resilience, character building, relationships and self-esteem for the whole school community.