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Turner Morehall Ethos, Values & Qualities

Ethos, Values & Qualities

Character of the School:

We indicate our mission to develop young citizens and equip them to embrace the world beyond our community by naming our classes the highest mountain peaks on each continent.  Our children discover the location of the mountains, and those that summited them.

Everything we do is guided by the principles and purpose, practice and pedagogy of our Sponsoring Trust, Turner Schools:

Trust purpose and principles:

To be culturally literate is to possess the basic information needed to thrive in the modern world
E.D. Hirsch Jnr

Turner Schools exists to help all children learn to thrive in the modern world

In the service of this purpose, three principles underpin all our activities:

Cultural literacy

Our job is to equip our pupils with the knowledge that makes them skilled. We structure and sequence the knowledge we teach through subjects.

Commitment

We believe that hard work is essential for success in education and in life. We model it in our expectations and in our conduct.

Community

Through team-work and toleration, we can achieve more together than we can alone. We aim to be a force for good where we work and live. Turner Schools

Trust Practice and Pedagogy:

The HEART model helps us ensure that our practice embodies our principles. It also reminds us that everything we do should come from a place of love, putting children first.

 

High expectations – staff working together to ensure all pupils reach the highest standards

Energy – Our enthusiasm for learning is conveyed in our planning and engaging lessons.

Academics – an academically rigorous curriculum, founded on tried and tested subjects

Reading – everyone a reader

Trust – trust in all relationships

For this reason, we say that we are ‘schools with HEART’

Pastoral Care:

All members of Morehall staff take a positive and proactive approach to the care of children, and in return we expect the highest standards in behaviour, participation and attendance. Teachers and staff at Morehall address children by their first names and are familiar not only with the children in their class, but the whole school.

We ensure that parents know how crucial these factors are to academic success, and work in partnership with other agencies to give parents the support they need.

Attendance

Children have the best chance for success in education and in life by attending school regularly and on time so as not to miss any learning. We expect full attendance by all pupils therefore, and will undertake intervention should a child’s attendance fall below 97%.

Behaviour

At Morehall we expect the highest standards of behaviour. Our behaviour code is applied in every lesson and day-to-day through our school rules. You will see the rules in written form in all classrooms because the children are taught the rationale behind them. Far more important than seeing our rules in writing, however, is experiencing how they embody the ethos of Morehall Primary, shaping how we learn, how we interact with each other, and how we conduct ourselves.

We use non-verbal cues to direct conduct in a positive manner than does not interfere with learning. Your children should be able to show you our ‘stop sign’, ‘your turn-my turn’ and the ‘talk to your partner’ signs which derive from our Read Write Inc. literacy programme.

View our school rules