Learning Together, Friends Forever
Our school has a vision in which all our children succeed within school and beyond. We aim to promote positive self-esteem by celebrating success and developing relationships within a safe and secure environment. We challenge and question thoughtfully whilst providing routine and structure. We recognize the need for all to have high expectations and to have opportunities provided in which all can evaluate upon their own and shared experiences.
Our school has a vision of promoting a spirit of learning, working together in co-operation and trust. We communicate openly and honestly, showing respect and support for all, we share knowledge, recognizing each other’s strengths and celebrating each other’s achievements.
Our school has a vision of enhancing community so that all feel valued, respected, understood and empowered. By offering a healthy, safe and comfortable environment, we endeavour to develop individual confidence and self-esteem whilst fostering self-belief in success, achievements and cultural differences. We aim to encourage the wider community to embrace our vision by helping to create an environment conducive to learning and offering all an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
This is our vision.
Things we will never compromise on!
Our Commitment to British Values
Howard Park Community School ensures that its commitment:
• enables students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
• enables students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
• encourages students to accept responsibility for their behaviour, show initiative, and to understand how they can contribute positively to the lives of those living and working in the locality of the school and to society more widely;
• enables students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
• promotes further tolerance* and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
• encourages respect for other people; and
• encourages respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic processes, including respect for the basis on which the law is made and applied in England.
The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of our pupils:
• an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process;
• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
• an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
• an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law;
• an acceptance that other 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; and
• an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.