Parkside School Ethos & Values


Sense of self-worth

to develop high self-esteem, confidence and a true feeling of self-worth and will develop a sense of responsibility.  Children will be valued for their individual contributions and will develop a positive attitude towards everyone in the life of the school and community.

Open mindedness

to develop a lively, enquiring mind and life skills so that they will have the ability to experiment, investigate, take risks, challenge and make informed choices both at school and in the rest of their life.

Independent Learners

to develop the skills and attitudes necessary to work both independently and collaboratively so they can achieve to the best of their ability.

High Aspirations

for all children to be enriched, motivated and challenged by our broad and balanced curriculum and will also be valued for all their efforts and achievements.

Social Competence

that all children will acquire a set of moral values and attitudes including honesty, respect, sincerity, trust and personal responsibility.  They will develop understanding and respect for other races, cultures, gender, people with disabilities, religions and associated points of view. They will also understand the role of citizenship and their role in the community.