Our School Vision, Values and Ethos
Striving for Excellence. Achieving Together.
Striving for excellence. Inspiring to achieve collaboratively through respect, happiness and creativity. We are independent and reflective for continuous improvement.
To help us achieve this school vision, the school community has signed up to a variety of promises.
Expanded Vision and Values Statement
Our Learning Behaviours
At Harrington Hill, we prioritise creating a positive learning environment whereby the necessary personal attributes of a successful learner are openly discussed, reinforced and celebrated so as to foster a love of learning.
Our vision is that all children at Harrington Hill will be happy, successful, lifelong learners who are able to achieve their full potential and become positive members of society. We regularly talk to the children about having a positive attitude and we always aim to praise effort and attitude in class, rather than results. We encourage children to have growth mindset – instead of saying, ‘I can’t do this’, we say, ‘I can’t do this YET’.
Our learning behaviours are central to all teaching at Harrington Hill. They are promoted by teachers and referred to in lessons in order to help children understand how they learn best. Our 5 key learning behaviours are:
- Active Listening
- Good Talk
Children use these learning behaviours to develop useful strategies to support their learning. To help children understand these learning behaviours and how they can show them throughout the school day, we appointed five learning behaviour superheroes!
Please take a look at the PowerPoint below, which will tell you all about our learning superheroes.
Each week, a member of the Pastoral Team holds a ‘superhero party’ to celebrate with the children who have been showing excellent learning behaviours across the week. One ‘super’ child is selected from each class to attend the party!