Donington on Bain Primary is a happy school in which learning has no limits and our holistic approach encourages individuality and talents to flourish.
Our vision is to inspire and enrich the lives of all our pupils so that each child is given the best opportunity to achieve and fully realise their unique potential whilst on their learning journey at our school.
At Donington on Bain Primary School our priority is to develop a love of learning in all of our pupils. This is inspired through quality teaching and nurturing, valuing and celebrating individuality and talent. We ensure that the school environment is stimulating and diverse and one where our pupils feel happy, safe and valued. We combine the best traditional values with those that support our pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. We enrich their lives through experiences beyond our locality.
We celebrate the school’s rural setting by using it wherever possible to teach problem solving, endurance and risk taking; we take the time to appreciate the natural world and all the benefits it can bring to our mental and physical health. We deepen this respect and love of the natural world through every pupil accessing Nature School which is unique to our setting.
We actively engage with parents, carers, families and the wider community. We encourage all to recognise their role in educating the whole child.
CHARACTER EDUCATION AND VALUES
A value is a principle that guides our thinking and our behaviour. Our values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school. With a strong foundation, children will develop core values of their own.
Our school values are:
Friendship and Forgiveness
Trust and Honesty
Resilience and Hope
Respect and Compassion
Justice and Peace
Humility and Courage
Schools have a statutory duty to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, and prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. This all falls under the umbrella of character education. Character and values education are an essential part of the hidden curriculum but need to be taught. This teaching can be explicit through assemblies, RSE and PSHE, but it is also evident in the example set by staff, parents, pupils and the wider community.
British values also form an important part of our values education. British values is a government initiative to teach pupils the values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
The school also promotes a set of school rules which is part of our values and character education. See the attached pdf at the bottom of this page to view our school rules.
The whole staff team, parents and pupils are involved in promoting these values. The values developed have been selected after consultation with pupils, staff, governors and parents as values which are important within the school community and which will be important throughout life.
The table below illustrates how our school values, character education and British values are intertwined.
School value – one per term
Character Education – Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development
Friendship and Forgiveness
Rule of Law
Through their provision of SMSC, schools should:
• enable students to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence;
• enable students to distinguish right from wrong and to respect the civil and criminal law of England;
• encourage 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;
• enable students to acquire a broad general knowledge of and respect for public institutions and services in England;
• further tolerance and harmony between different cultural traditions by enabling students to acquire an appreciation of and respect for their own and other cultures;
• encourage respect for other people; and
• encourage 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.