Aims and Values
A clear vision shared by all
'Salterlee is kind and friendly. Everyone here is an individual and we respect that. We work hard and let others do the same, so that everyone achieves their potential. We appreciate the world around us and all its cultural capital, we try to make the most of it.'
During the 2018/19 academic year, our Governing Body embarked on a journey to help fully understand what Salterlee meant to people and what we could do to build on the positives feelings that people share about our school. They carried out surveys and held focus groups with parents, pupils and staff.
What emerged from this process were some very clear and common themes:
- Community - most of us felt that Salterlee was a supportive, kind, warm, approachable, welcoming and friendly school.
- Values - everyone agreed that our school community encouraged individualism, creativity, hard work and respect for others.
- Environment - everyone felt that our school was in a beautiful location and that combined with our lovely Victorian building this created a relaxing, uplifting and inspiring learning environment.
- Traditions - our pupils in particular liked their school traditions. They looked forward to educational visits, drama productions, inter-house sports, PTA events and opportunities to help younger pupils.
To make sure that we build on these common themes, over the coming months we will be reflecting on everything which we do as a school. For instance, when we are looking at your curriculum, we will make sure that we make the best use of our local environment. When we are planning events, we will pay particular attention to their contribution to overall cultural capital of Salterlee. When individual members of our school community face challenges, we will make sure that we continue to be as supportive as we can.
It's a work in process, but so far it seems that... 'Salterlee is kind and friendly. Everyone here is an individual and we respect that. We work hard and let others do the same, so that everyone achieves their potential. We appreciate the world around us and all its cultural capital, we try to make the most of it.'