Our Values and Ethos

  • The staff, governors, parents and pupils of Light Oaks Junior School believe that all members of the school community should be supported to achieve their best. 
  • We believe in collaboration and working together to ensure that nobody gets left behind; that we can achieve together and that everyone will strive to be the best they can be, through resilience, perseverence and respect.

Together, our school community has developed a series of statements which we refer to as our non-negotiables.  These are the basis for all of our teaching and learning and have been informed by the highest quality educational research.


Positive attitudes & atmosphere:          We are positive & make our school a special place to be

Clear, high, consistent expectations:   Our teachers believe in us

Feeling & being safe:                              We feel safe & help others to be safe

Equality of treatment &opportunity:     Everyone is equal & is treated fairly

Mutual respect:                                       We respect ourselves & everyone around us

Motivation & effort:                                 We always do our best & our behaviour is excellent

Progress in thought or deed:                We improve all the time & learn from mistakes

Active, high-quality learning:                We want to learn, we can learn, we do learn



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