At Cannon Park, we encourage excellence and enjoyment by being our best and caring for all in a safe environment every day!
The happiness, well-being and achievement of each child is our main concern and we believe that every child can achieve and succeed in reaching their full potential. We provide a safe, vibrant and energetic environment with very high standards and expectations of conduct and discipline. There is a genuine caring ethos with a focus on our core TRIED values: Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Enjoyment, Discipline. Alongside this, we have a strong focus on excellent teaching and learning, which ensures academic excellence.
Through our engaging curriculum, we strive to deliver the best learning opportunities and challenges that we can to evoke that love of learning. Our pupils are delightful, and we encourage them to aim high. Our staff are a dedicated, hardworking team of professionals, committed to providing and meeting the needs of all.
The community is very important to Cannon Park School and we value the strong partnerships we have with our families, governors and the wider community. We very much value our parents as partners and work with them to enable pupils to achieve their potential. We have active governors and the school is supported by a wonderful community.
Cannon Park Values
At Cannon Park, Values are not just words, values are what we live by. We have five key values:
Teamwork – Together everyone achieves more.
Respect – Treating others how you wish to be treated.
Integrity – Doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
Enjoyment – Having fun but not at the expense of others.
Discipline – Doing what needs to be done even when you don’t feel like doing it.
During our Friday Assembly, one child from each class is celebrated for demonstrating our values.
Promoting British Values at Cannon Park
The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister this year. At Cannon Park these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:
Democracy is embedded throughout the school. Pupils have the opportunity to have their voices heard through our elected Student Council and Pupil questionnaires. The Student Council represent the views of their peers at Student Council Meetings and are able to effect change in discussion with the Head teacher.
The Rule of Law:
The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Children are taught the value and reasons behind rules and laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police,;Fire Service; and local religious leaders are a regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
Part of our school ethos and Learning behaviour approach has revolved around our Cannon Park Values such as ‘Respect’, and pupils have been part of discussions and assemblies related to what this means and how it is shown. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy.
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:
As a diverse community, the school recognises the importance in exposing the children to other faiths and beliefs. This is achieved through enhancing pupils understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society and by giving them opportunities to experience such diversity. Assemblies and discussions involving prejudices and prejudice-based bullying have been followed and supported by learning in RE and across the curriculum when looking at other cultures. Members of different faiths or religions are encouraged to share their knowledge to enhance learning within classes and the school and the school invites representatives from the major religions.
At Cannon Park Primary School, we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all children.
The spiritual development of pupils is shown by their:
- ability to be reflective about their own beliefs (religious or otherwise) and perspective on life
- knowledge of, and respect for, different people’s faith, feeling and value
- sense of enjoyment and fascination in learning about themselves, others and the world around them
- use of imagination and creativity in their learning
- willingness to reflect on their experiences
At Cannon Park Primary School, we have recently reviewed our Religious Education curriculum to ensure it covers a wide variety of religious beliefs. Children are given the opportunity to learn from and about different religions and perspectives on life. Children learn a balance of knowledge and understanding about different faiths and cultures.
The moral development of pupils is shown by their:
- ability to recognise the difference between right and wrong and to readily apply this understanding in their own lives, recognise legal boundaries and, in so doing, respect the civil and criminal law of England
- understanding of the consequences of their behaviour and actions
- interest in investigating and offering reasoned views about moral and ethical issues and ability to understand and appreciate the viewpoints of others on these issues
The social development of pupils is shown by their:
- use of a range of social skills in different contexts, for example working and socialising with other pupils, including those from different religious, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds
- willingness to participate in a variety of communities and social settings, including by volunteering, cooperating well with others and being able to resolve conflicts effectively
- acceptance and engagement with the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. They develop and demonstrate skills and attitudes that will allow them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain
The cultural development of pupils is shown by their:
- understanding and appreciation of the wide range of cultural influences that have shaped their own heritage and those of others
- understanding and appreciation of the range of different cultures in the school and further afield as an essential element of their preparation for life in modern Britain
- ability to recognise, and value, the things we share in common across cultural, religious, ethnic and socio-economic communities
- knowledge of Britain’s democratic parliamentary system and its central role in shaping our history and values, and in continuing to develop Britain
- willingness to participate in and respond positively to artistic, musical, sporting and cultural opportunities
- interest in exploring, improving understanding of and showing respect for different faiths and cultural diversity and the extent to which they understand, accept, respect and celebrate This is shown by their respect and attitude towards different religious, ethnic and socio-economic groups in the local, national and global communities