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School Ethos


To ensure that everyone at Lochnell School and pre-5 nursery is happy,

safe and achieving their full potential.

How will we achieve this?

We will actively promote the following values:

justice           wisdom         integrity        compassion

in order to help prepare our young people for a society that is ready to be

smarter         healthier       and safer 

We will work towards providing an environment that enables:

    • excellent teaching and learning
    • enthusiastic and well-motivated staff and pupils
    • a welcoming environment that is also bright and stimulating
    • the opportunity for children to ‘shine’ in all areas of their development
    • the support of the extended community
    • the ability to be flexible and outward looking in the identification and use of ‘resources’
    • an active encouragement for learning in as many contexts as possible

Lochnell School is a place where you can see:

    • enthusiasm for learning
    • social and interpersonal skills growing and developing
    • effective team work
    • the ability to celebrate individuality and uniqueness
    • happy, secure and confident children and adults
    • warm and constructive  relationships
    • inspiration and motivation for learning
    • challenge, enjoyment and fun
    • aspiration
    • progression and continuity in the development of skills and knowledge

In our school we are committed to providing appropriate opportunities for the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural values through both the ethos and the curriculum.  This will be undertaken in partnership with parents/carers and will take account of the individual needs of pupils and the views of parents/carers.

Our school welcomes and encourages diversity and individuality, while emphasizing our common commitment to moral values such as honesty, respect for others, compassion and justice.  Fundamental principles of our school are that all who are involved in the life of our school have the right to be respected as individuals and carry the responsibility to act in a considerate and respectful manner towards others.  We are firmly committed to the elimination of any form of discrimination on the grounds of race, religion, gender or disability.

The school has good links with the local community.  These links allow the children to learn in a wider context and enables them to develop skills ready for the real world.  Through this type of relationship they can improve their capacity as effective contributors and responsible citizens.  These links are a very important part of their growth and development.