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Bay House is a school in which the progress and well-being of every individual learner matters, promoted through a social culture in the school community where every individual learns to understand their responsibilities towards the world-wide community.
We value continual improvement of the individual. We wish for everyone to aspire to the highest standards of behaviour and achievement. It is about learning to be a life-long learner. We are encouraged to do this if those around us have high expectations of us and we learn to have high expectations of ourselves. We want everyone to enjoy the experience of success and take pleasure in the feeling of making progress. We strive to ensure all have the confidence and self-esteem to take risks in their learning activities in order to achieve the goal of attaining something that we may not have thought we were capable of.
Success Breeds Success
We also equally value the right of others to succeed. We recognise a responsibility beyond ourselves. We respect our fellow learner. Our emphasis, therefore, has to be on the quality of relationships and how we exercise our responsibility and respect for others so that we can all experience making progress and realising our potential. We all have a responsibility to care for others. The welfare of our neighbour is as important as our own well-being. These values provide a mandate to challenge and prevent low level disruption and anti-social behaviour in the school. In the classroom this requires an emphasis on continually developing the most effective approaches to teaching and learning.
Around the school it places a responsibility on us all to exercise a presence to promote healthy relationships and prevent disrespectful behaviour. In the 'staff room' this requires an emphasis on the quality of working relationships. It means we recognise each other as learners and that our values apply as much to staff as they do to the young people. We value those who are emotionally intelligent in how they conduct themselves in achieving continuing improvement through high expectations and a rigour to our caring for each other. At times this may require 'tough love' and the confidence to engage in uncomfortable interactions.
There are significant implications for us in our leadership of pupil and student learning and in our leadership of each other. How do we best motivate others? It is our professional responsibility to be the motivating influence in the lives of those for whom we have responsibility. The question becomes about what we stand for as a school in terms of what is the best way to motivate.