Our school motto is 'Reach higher, go further, achieve together'. 'Reach higher' means that we should place no limits on what we can achieve. It is important to have consistently high expectations of ourselves and those around us. 'Go further' is about commitment. It is not possible to enjoy great achievements without hard work and not giving up. 'Achieve together' emphasises teamwork, the idea that collectively we can achieve even greater things than as an individual working alone.
We have 11 values. One for every month we are at school. These are values that the whole school community have chosen as we believe they are integral values for life as healthy and successful children and adults. They are:
- Self Belief
Our intention is that every child at Larkhill leaves our school equipped with values that they can use as a foundation for the rest of their education and lives. We believe these values and the experiences they have at Larkhill, will help them to be happy, healthy and responsible citizens.
At Larkhill Primary School, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.
We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.
Promoting Our Values
The government defines British values as:
- Rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths
At Larkhill Primary School, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.