Longman’s Hill School is a caring, community primary school.
We have always prided ourselves on the positive ethos of the school. People who visit often comment on the lovely ‘feel’ the school has when they walk around. Our children are amazing- they are thoughtful, kind and caring.
At our school we have high expectations of everyone. We are ambitious in seeking to ensure all children are successful. We feel strongly that success comes in many forms, not just academic. With that in mind, at our school we provide rich opportunities for children to be successful in a number of ways for example through the wide and varied sporting activities, clubs and competitions, through the extra-curricular clubs we offer, through school productions or Forest School, to name but a few.
The work undertaken within our school is based on our four key values:
Courage– We support children to have the courage to challenge themselves, try new things, get involved with things and not be afraid to fail.
Ambition– We are ambitious as a school. We want the very best for our pupils; your children. We have high expectations of their behaviour and their learning. Like you, we want them to do their best and be their best. That is our ambition.
Creativity– We inspire children to be curious, enthusiastic learners by ensuring learning is fun and creative.
Respect– We are a welcoming community school where members are respectful and tolerant towards each other.
Our school logo was designed by one of our pupils.
WE HAVE ORGANISED EVENTS TO HELP OUR CHILDREN UNDERSTAND AND DEVELOP OUR FOUR CORE VALUES – READ ON TO SEE HOW.
COURAGE – One afternoon was spent building up our courage! We tried a lot of activities which encouraged us to ‘put ourselves out there’, perform, participate and to challenge ourselves, even if we were a bit afraid. These are some of the skills which our school think are really important to help us learn.
Click on the link below to see what we got up to.
AMBITION – A special careers day was planned to highlight the importance of being ambitious for ourselves.
CREATIVITY – The school value of creativity can be seen threaded throughout our school curriculum. However, we also organise specific ‘Stay and Create’ events a couple of times each year. Parents are invited into school to get creative with us! Last year we also invited a choreographer into school, who worked with every class (a full day in each KS2 class and half a day in each KS1 class). The children created some amazing dance routines which they performed in school. Inspiration was taken from The Charleston, The Lion King, Bollywood and Street Dance, to name a few.
RESPECT – At our school, we believe it is very important to respect other people, the environment and yourself.
One of our three school rules is to ‘Respect everybody and everything’. Respect is also one of the four core values of our school.
We organise a number of events across school to develop this. For example, over recent years we have visited a number of places of worship including our local parish church, Selby Abbey, a mosque, a Hindu temple and a Buddhist Meditation Centre. We have also welcomed visitors into school from other faiths including an Imam who came to teach us about the faith of Islam.
Members from the local disability forum also came to visit UKS2 and they were highly impressed with the way our pupils interacted in the workshop. They emailed us after and wrote :
“We found the children to be very understanding towards people with disabilities. They were very polite, helpful and made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived at the school. We were very impressed by how much knowledge the children already had about disability.”
Additionally, the whole school participates in anti-bullying week every November where we learn to respect one another and treat one another as equals.
Click on the link below to see some images linked to this school value.