Vision, values and ethos

Vision

We aim to be an outstanding school for challenging children, which offers a safe and stimulating learning environment where pupils are able to develop socially, academically and emotionally. Through ongoing self-assessment and development, excellent recruitment processes and high expectations of both staff and pupils, we plan to provide a high quality of education, pastoral support and excellent opportunities for children and young people.

VISION

"We aim to be an outstanding school for children who have not managed the main stream school model. We will consistently offer a safe and stimulating learning environment where pupils are able to develop socially, academically and emotionally. Through ongoing self-assessment and development, excellent recruitment processes and high expectations of both staff and pupils, we plan to provide a high quality of education, pastoral support and excellent opportunities for children and young people."

Lodestar Aims

  • To develop our total curriculum provision to ensure that we offer high quality learning opportunities that are able to meet the needs of each pupil.
  • To positively develop our community presence through local projects and learning topics.
  • To provide safe boundaries for all children and young people at Lodestar.
  • To ensure that all pupils are adequately supported, appropriately challenged and have a variety of opportunities to exceed expectations and overcome barriers to learning.
  • To give children and young people experiences which help shape and develop positive citizenship and emotional resilience.

Values

Lodestar is underpinned by a clear set of values which we abide to ourselves through our curriculum and processes, and which we teach to our pupils.

The Lodestar values are:

  • Consideration
  • Forgiveness
  • Ownership
  • Relationship
  • Achievement

We also cover within our curriculum the 5 British Values:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs