Vision and Values
School Vision Statement
Our school vision has been created in collaboration with all members of the school community - pupils, parents, carers, staff and governors. It sets out the learning environment and community that we seek to build at Downsview:
Within a safe, caring, happy learning community we hear, recognise and value each unique individual. We are supported to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities to embrace challenge, aim high and be ready for the next stage in our individual and collective journey.
Together we can expand horizons, achieve more, and celebrate each success. Together we look beyond, reach further, and aim higher.
The Downsview Values
At Downsview, we seek to instil 6 values in all members of our school community. We believe that these values are universal and will provide our pupils with the strength of character that will empower them to access all of the opportunities that present themselves in the future and achieve whatever goals they set out to achieve.
Our Downsview Values are:
- We show respect through our words and actions
- We respect our property, the property of the school and the property of others
- We respect the rules of the school and laws of the country
“Treat people the way you want to be treated. Talk to people the way you want to be talked to.” Hussein Nishah
- We are kind to everyone around us
- We think about how others are feeling and consider the impact our actions may have on others
- We are kind to ourselves by recognising the good that we bring to our school and community.
“A candle looses nothing by lighting another candle” – James Keller
- We treat everyone fairly
- We listen to, and respect, the views of others
- We challenge when we see inequality or exclusion
“Race, gender, religion, sexuality; we are all people and that’s it ” – Connor Fanta
- We choose to do the right thing
- We are honest in our words and actions
- We accept and learn from the mistakes that we make
“The time is always right to do what is right.” Dr Martin Luther King Jnr.
- We have high expectations of ourselves and what we can achieve
- We are proud of our success and achievements
- We are aware of the opportunities that are available for us in school and in our local community •
“Our doubts are traitors, which make us loose the good we might often achieve, by fearing to attempt” - William Shakespeare
- We keep trying, even when things are difficult
- We ask for help when we need
- We try to keep each situation in perspective
“Do not judge me by my success, judge me by how many times I fell down and got back up again.” Nelson Mandela