At Claremont, we believe that every child should have the best possible start to their education and through this should be given a wide range of opportunities and the chance to develop skills to fulfil their potential. Claremont is committed to providing a challenging and stimulating environment where children are understood as individuals with individual needs. Our new school values are:
Autumn 1: Determination with self-belief
Autumn 2: Respect and kindness
Spring: Joy in wellbeing
Summer: Imagination through curiosity
British values are implicit in whole school practice:
· Democracy: school council; an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making; children actively take part in voting processes (eg. Claremont's Got Talent).
· Rule of law: as shown in the school’s code of conduct and the positive behaviour policy; marking and feedback give clear guidance to expectations and self-improvement.
· Individual liberty: all children know they have a voice; assemblies, such as Anti-bullying Week; choice of after school clubs; some choices at lunchtime (eg. quiet area, self-service salad bar and dessert).
· Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith: our whole school ethos, values and pillars; the curriculum characteristics; Using KCC RE scheme of work which provides varied opportunity to explore, learn and discuss cultures, and faiths within the context of England and the world; extra-curricular- EAL celebrations from our community; displays; new school values and school assemblies.