Our Ethos & Values
We have three main themes to our ethos:
1. To be a school who knows your child really well both academically and pastorally as a complete young person.
2. All within the school are treated with respect and we expect that respect to be mutual.
3. We expect and strive for everyone associated with the school to be as good as they possibly can be in whatever area of school life. We do not accept not trying and we are never ashamed of doing well and being proud in doing well.
As a school we put teaching and learning at the heart of every lesson and staff receive regular training to ensure they are always improving and this has an impact on the lessons they teach. We are a medium sized school and because of that we are far more able to respond to an individual's needs compared to bigger schools. The support you and your child receive will be second to none. We will do all we can to ensure your child settles into the school and then does as well as they possibly can.
On the academic front all of our students are closely monitored to identify if they are making the progress they should be. If they are not interventions are put in place to rectify the situation.
In a sentence Astley can be summed up as a school that is small enough to care but big enough to deliver a positive impact.
All three schools in the Seaton Valley Federation share a set of core values.
It is expected that all members of the school community will demonstrate the core values below including students, staff, volunteers, governors and parents.
We expect that all members of our school community will:
1. develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence
2. respect the laws of England and will know right from wrong and ensure their actions reflect this
3. accept responsibility for their behaviour
4. show initiative and contribute in a positive way to the school community, the local community and society in general
5. show respect for each other and all other people
6. show tolerance and respect for different cultures and traditions and will never act in such a way that these cultures or traditions are abused or attacked
7. show respect for the rule of democracy and respect for the democratic principles of England.
Each school will consider how best to communicate and embed these values for their pupils.