Our Ethos and Values

We are a Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School in the Diocese of Carlisle and in an attempt to encapsulate the ethos, spirit and values of our school we have agreed the following:

Our children will be happy, confident and aspirational. They will have resilience that stems from the positive Christian foundation embedded at Dalton St Mary’s.  Passionate teaching, innovative ideas and technology will ensure our children are life-long learners; prepared for their future in an ever changing world. The Christian foundation of DSM drives our vision.  
We ensure everyone in our school family experiences the best we have to offer.  We celebrate achievements, inspiring each other knowing there is never failure - only an opportunity to learn.  We respect others’ thoughts and beliefs as in the teaching of Jesus.  We are thankful our well-resourced school allows us to develop the skills to serve others and the community, stretching out into the World as educated global citizens.
Mark12 V30:31

Children’s Charter

Children’s Charter
At Dalton St Mary’s Church of England Primary School children have many rights and responsibilities, these form our charter:

We have the right to be part of our school community
Our responsibility is to include others and respect our core Christian Values
We have the right to be heard
Our responsibility is to listen to others
We have the right to express our feelings
But our responsibility is not to hurt anyone else's feelings in doing so
We have the right to feel safe at school
Our responsibility is to play safe when we are outside and move around school carefully
We have the right to nice equipment in school
Our responsibility is to take care of our things, inside and outdoors
We have the right to be ourselves
Our responsibility is to allow others to be themselves
We have the right to learn in a happy school
Our responsibility is to be polite and use our manners
We have the right to be part of a world-wide, online community
Our responsibility is to be a good Digital Citizen

Originally written by the children of
Dalton Saint Mary’s Church of England Primary School
2012 (Reviewed by the Children Autumn 2016)
 
Who recognise their responsibilities to ‘Love, care, listen and play together.’
 
The Charter is referred to across the school to promote positive behaviour and all staff use the language of rights and responsibilities when discussing behaviour with children.

Click here to download a PDF version of our Children's Charter

 

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