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Mission Statement, Aims, Ethos & Values

Mission Statement

  • To provide an environment where everyone can succeed


  • To be a school to which every child enjoys coming
  • To be a school where there is an effective partnership between parents, carers, children, governors and the whole school staff
  • To be a school where every child learns new skills and gains new knowledge
  • To be a school that prepares every child for the future - both as an individual and as a member of society
  • To be a school where all teachers are consistently good or better
  • To be a school where every child is supported to achieve their potential
  • To be a school that offers a curriculum that is relevant, interesting and engaging
  • To be a school that is safe and healthy
  • To be a school that provides and promotes a wide range of services before during and after the core school day
  • To be a school that is sustainable and considers the future of the planet and its people 

The Fitzjohn's Ethos & Values

Mutal respect, inclusion and community are at the heart of our ethos which are developed by our shared values.


Children, parents, governors and staff who were at The Fitzjohn’s Conversation 2017 developed a set of shared values. The aim was that we could communicate and use these across the school in our taught Personal, Social, Emotional and Health (and Citizenship) Curriculum (PSHE & C) and at other times. Members of the school community came up with lots of ideas and we tried to distil them down into six words.


The values that we felt best described the community we aspire to be are these:









Our PSHE & C curriculuml focuses on one of these values in more detailach half term. As well as the taught curriculum we will endeavour to use the same language when speaking with the children. So for example when children do a great piece of learning we might say: “Well done you’ve shown excellence in your writing.” Or if a child is finding a piece of learning tricky but doesn’t give up: “Well done you’ve shown great resilience there.” Etc.


Every adult who works in the school will have a set of value cards which they can give to the children who demonstrate these values. Adults will be allowed to give out three cards a week. The children can bring them how to share with you. If a child gets all six value cards they will receive a certificate and book.


The names of the children who have received cards will be read out in our Values assembly.