As a school we are actively promoting values to live our lives by; as individuals, as a school and as a wider community. We do this through our school ethos, teaching, positive learning environment, policies and daily interactions. Our values were developed through a process of consultation with staff, students, parents, governors and others in our community. These are reflected within our strategic document 'Developing Minds for a Changing World'. Developing_minds_booklet.pdf our values are also laid out in our school prospectus DS Prospectus
The DfE has identified the following five values as 'British Values', Democracy, Rule of law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We believe the DfE's 'Fundamental British Values' are important and reflects the ethos of Dorothy Stringer School through a broad and balanced curriculum and through our extensive extra-curricular provision to develop the whole young person.
We have conducted an audit of where the 'British Values' are taught in our curriculum and this shows how they are delivered across all areas of the school. Every teacher has a role in highlighting the importance of these, and our values through their lessons.
The audit of where British Values are delivered in the curriculum is available here:
British Values Audit 2015 British values audit 2015 (2).pdf
The Audit Mapping Summary British Values Map summary.xlsx
Celebrating Diversity at Dorothy Stringer
Jigsaw pieces mysteriously appearing around the school. On walls, doors and even in the canteen in the form of jigsaw shaped cookies. The 'jigsaw effect' was explained during assembly attended by a different year group each day. We want to use the symbol of the jigsaw to show how different and unique each of us is yet that we fit together to make a strong community. A reminder to all to respect and appreciate those around us and also to recognize that our similarities are greater than our differences.
We have had positive feedback from students and staff so look out for our symbol of Diversity-The jigsaw piece.
'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go further go together.' - Old African saying