Ethos

Salcombe aims to inspire in all pupils a love of learning by offering the best possible education, meaningful engagement in learning, participation in a wide range of activities and opportunities to develop the attitudes and values which will prepare our young people to lead happy, stimulating, useful and fulfilled lives

We aim for all students to:

  • Develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Enjoy their time at school
  • Enjoy a feeling of success in their lives
  • Develop self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Develop a sense of responsibility for their actions
  • Develop a positive, self-reliant attitude to learning in general and school in particular
  • Develop an attitude of care, concern and social responsibility towards others
  • Develop good relationships and friendships
  • Celebrate diversity by respecting the beliefs and convictions of others
  • Understand and uphold the school values
  • Enhance their learning by using technology safely
  • Celebrate their successes and endeavours
  • Continue to develop good manners and courtesy, truthfulness and considerate actions, personal responsibility, self-discipline and social responsibility

We aim for all Salcombe staff to:

  • Provide high quality teaching and learning
  • Appreciate each child’s uniqueness.
  • Provide opportunities where children are valued for their differences
  • Add value through each child’s achievement of personal excellence academically, creatively and in the fields of sporting and artistic endeavour
  • Educate the “whole person” through giving each Salcombe child opportunities to develop into a thoughtful, caring, independent, reliable and responsible member of the Salcombe family and the wider community
  • Build and enhance a positive school culture whilst continuing to maintain the school ethos
  • Encourage and nurture the development of virtues and the gifts of character
  • Enjoy their work and find it fulfilling
  • Encourage excellence in an environment where each child is challenged to do their best
  • Support and encourage every child to achieve

We aim for all Salcombe parents to:

  • Support the school and reinforce its values
  • Celebrate the achievements of individuals in all areas of school and community life
  • Enjoy a collegial and supportive partnership to ensure that the school can foster the potential of all children
  • Participate in feedback opportunities

The Golden Rules:

  • We are gentle
  • We are kind and helpful
  • We listen
  • We are honest
  • We work hard
  • We look after property
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