Values and Ethos

‘Our key aim at Henley in Arden Church of England Primary School is “to bless every child spiritually, emotionally and academically during their time with us, following Jesus’ example so they leave our school knowing they are loved, cared for and able to achieve success in their careers, relationships and citizenship.” Through clear direction and collaboration, the staff and governors believe we can achieve this by providing…

  • A strong basis of Christian values
  • An innovative learning environment which promotes independent learning and self assessment
  • A supportive learning community where high quality teaching shapes learning, ensuring high attainment
  • A meaningful, purposeful and relevant curriculum to meet the children’s individual needs
  • A partnership with families and the wider community including St John’s Church, Henley
  • A safe caring environment where high standards of behaviour are expected and valued
  • Opportunities for social responsibility and a sense of awe for the world in which they live …enabling everyone at Henley to develop a sense of self worth and a love for life long learning.

School RESPECT Code

Our school prides itself on the good behaviour of its pupils. We encourage a caring attitude towards other children, the school community and the local environment. Every individual is valued as unique and special, and all have the opportunity to feel part of a caring school. We encourage all our children, through our RESPECT code:

Responsible for your learning and behaviour

Everyone is kind, helpful and thoughtful

Show God’s forgiveness

Persevere with your learning always

Empathy – Consider others and their feelings

Courage to make the right choices

Tell the truth