Aims and Ethos - Seeds of Success
At Aspin Park Academy our priority is to develop a love of learning, inspired by quality teaching by building and developing upon all of our individual talents. We work tirelessly to ensure that our children enjoy a stimulating and diverse education; learning is irresistible, children are happy, feel safe and are valued. Learning experiences are rich and enjoyable.
Everything we do as a school is to ensure that our children achieve their very best and we are deeply aware that children only get one chance at their primary education. It is therefore our job to ensure that they all reach for the highest levels of personal achievement and development. We want every child to be successful; to reach for success from the very first day they join us so when they leave us, they have a love of learning for the rest of their lives.
To do this we stress our own six ‘seeds of success’ which we make explicit through assemblies and PSHCE lessons, and in more formal environments such as sporting competitions. However, our aim is always to make the ‘seeds of success’ implicit in all we do both as children and adults. Our seeds were established having worked with children to discuss what they felt they needed to be successful.
Our six seeds are;
Effort – We expect that children try their very best always. This is a seed we visit early in the year.
Focus – We expect that children concentrate to the very best of their ability in their lessons, to maximise their time at school.
Courage – We expect that children try things from time to time that they may feel ‘scary.’ This journey beyond their comfort zone, allows them the opportunity to expand their learning.
Ambition – We expect that children are ambitious in their learning at Aspin. This is often linked to courage and means that they can challenge themselves in new tasks that they may not have previously undertaken.
Responsibility – We expect that children are responsible for their own learning, but also for others learning. Behaving well, and working hard are key to success, and helping others with their learning is encouraged.
Enthusiasm – We feel that this ‘seed’ underpins all of the other ones. To come to school with a smile and a desire to learn is crucial.