We are committed to ensuring that the pastoral care we provide goes from strength to strength over the coming years and to ensuring that Orwell is a kind and happy school, where pupils are free to enjoy their childhood, to learn and to grow into confident and well balanced individuals. Our aim is, as a whole community of pupils, staff and parents to agree upon and embed a set of values which influence every aspect of life at the school and promote positive behaviour and healthy attitudes.
The overarching value is Integrity, which we define as strength of character and strong moral principles and we aspire for this to underpin everything that we do. We propose five core values, each with supplementary values. These provide a common moral framework within which we aim to conduct ourselves:
Kindness: forgiveness, gentleness and empathy
Collaboration: inclusion, patience and community
Courage: perseverance, resilience, honesty and loyalty
Spirit: enthusiasm, joy, curiosity, gratitude, hope and reflection
Respect: courtesy, fairness and trust
As a school we seek to explore these values, deepen our understanding and improve our application of them and to weave them into the fabric of the School.