School Aims, Ethos and Values

Aims and Ethos
Our Curriculum Intent, our Secrets of Success and our Golden Rules set out the principles and guidance through which we strive to make our school a place where everyone can thrive and learn together.
We believe that positive, caring and strong relationships underpin and set the ethos of the Havannah First School family. 
Everyone in our school family knows that we have to work hard if we want to improve our learning and our school, we want everyone to have the positivity and resilience to strive to get better and learn new things every day.
Our Provision and Curriculum Intent are built on our core values of:

Challenge, Equality & Opportunity

Whole School Curriculum Intent:

We can build knowledge and skills

We strive for all of our children to have competency in the basic skills of reading, writing, maths and communication to underpin their learning, give them access to the broader curriculum and build their confidence as learners.

We want our children to know more, remember more and be able to do more as a result of every learning experience  across the curriculum.

We are creative

We want our children to be creative in their thinking so that they use their knowledge and skills to solve problems and create new knowledge, skills, thoughts and objects which give them enjoyment and inspire them to take their learning further.

We are resilient

We need our children to develop independence and resilience so that they are able to grow as thinkers and learners.

We understand ourselves and each Other

We aim for our children to develop empathy, awareness, respect and tolerance in-keeping with the school’s No Outsiders values.

We also want all of our children to understand themselves and be ready for the next steps in their education and the wider world.

The Golden Rules
The Golden Rules underpin our behaviour policy and are used to help everyone to work together safely and to develop a sense of responsibility for our actions.
Meet the Havannah Heroes...
Havannah First School Aims
 At Havannah First School, we:

Provide a happy, safe, secure and well organised environment.

Value and continuously promote a love of learning.

Provide a Curriculum around our core values of Challenge, Equality and Opportunity.

Ensure that our curriculum is driven by our Curriculum Intent which is unique to our school, its people and its location.

Value and ensure the highest possible achievements in all aspects of the curriculum and school life for all learners.

Reward success and celebrate achievement, no matter how small.

Ensure equality of opportunity, respect for all and tolerance for difference.

Believe in and fostering an ethos of high expectations and high self-esteem for all.

Encourage and support the continuing professional development of all staff.

Work as part of the Gosforth Schools’ Trust to secure the best opportunities for staff and children.

Work with parents and carers as partners in their child’s education.

Work with all stakeholders, and outside agencies in order to safeguard children and provide the best chances of success for all.

Provide high expectations for behaviour, respect for others and the environment.

Encourage all to become independent problem solvers and decision makers.

Prepare children to become global citizens and to achieve economic well-being.

Are proud of our school, its work and its community.