Ethos, Values and Mission Statement

Ethos, Values and Mission Statement

This is what we value:

  • Happiness – when we enjoy what we are doing, we learn at our best
  • Confidence – when we have confidence, we will always ‘have a go’
  • Creativity – when our creativity is developed, we can think and learn in imaginative ways
  • Challenge – when we are challenged, we are engaged
  • Perseverance – when we are encouraged to keep going, even when the going gets tough, we develop resilience, positive outlooks and self-belief
  • Respect – when we are respectful, we can see things through the eyes of others

We have a School Motto to support our values based around the initial letters of our school name:

  • Imagine
  • Make a Difference
  • Persevere
  • Succeed


This is what we aim to achieve – our mission:


A school:

  • which values and respects the uniqueness and individuality of each child and adult involved here; where all people are supported, encouraged and affirmed to develop self esteem and their full potential
  • which provides a welcoming, happy, non-threatening, secure atmosphere where risks can be taken and mistakes made without fear of failure or rejection
  • where all the participants (children, staff, other adults) “belong” to, and are involved in, a community where strengths can be shared and developed and where needs can be met
  • where appropriate and acceptable behaviour is modelled, encouraged and expected as a mark of respect for ourselves and each other
  • which shows consideration, respect and care in our relationships and interactions, even when we may differ in background, experience, ability, age and beliefs
  • where mutual partnerships directly or indirectly benefit the children, where staff and parents listen to, value and acknowledge each others’ contributions, role, experience and expertise
  • where the staff’s individual and collective contribution and commitment are acknowledged and valued by each other, their opinions heard through clear open channels of communication
  • where adults are willing to be responsive to the changes and challenges which will be ever present at Ingleby Mill
  • where there is strong leadership which firmly holds a clear vision for the school
  • where we all want to be.


A curriculum:

  • which is rich and varied and will encourage self-confidence and independence of learning, meeting the holistic needs of each child
  • which is planned and differentiated for each individual and which also fulfils the legal requirements of the National Curriculum
  • in an environment which fosters success and achievement,  where high expectations lead to high standards, encouraging everyone to reach their full potential
  • with equality of opportunity and access embedded, inspiring everyone to accept new challenges without fear of failure or criticism, thereby responding to the needs and interest of the individual.


Buildings, Grounds, Resources and Finance managed so that:

  • our school environment is attractive, welcoming, safe, secure and conducive to learning.  The school environment is considered to be of real importance and its maintenance and development should be the concern of all involved in the school
  • all areas of the school are kept clean and tidy and children and staff take pride in their surroundings
  • children’s work is celebrated in high quality displays which will illustrate the diversity of experiences which take place in school
  • quality resources are purchased, organised, utilised and cared for, to provide maximum benefit for pupils
  • a clear and consistent commitment to the continued development of the school is demonstrated
  • organisation, structures and systems which exist reflect an open and sensitive ethos in which the contribution of all staff is considered to be of value.


The School in the Wider Community

We are a school which recognises the value of and establishes links with:

  • local business and industry
  • other schools, academies and colleges
  • the local authority

We are a school which:

  • teaches and practises care for the environment outside the school
  • recognises the importance of social issues and encourages positive responses to the needs of others, making children aware of their place in an interdependent community and wider world.