Aims, Values and Ethos

At Fishergate, our intention is to enable all children and adults to fulfil their potential within a nurturing, exciting, creative and engaging environment. We aim to achieve great things together. We are proud to be an inclusive school where every child is valued and special. We believe that our rich and diverse community makes us unique. Every child deserves to have a high quality education at Fishergate School and we work with parents/carers to ensure the needs of every individual are met. Every child, no matter their race, religion, background or gender, will be encouraged to achieve their best and reach their full potential.

Our Aims

  • To celebrate the uniqueness of each one of us and cultivate respect and empathy for others
  • To encourage a lifelong zest for learning
  • To provide a happy and safe environment in which each person can thrive and succeed

Our Values

  • We know and value each child and encourage them to succeed in all they do
  • Our school is at the heart of the local community
  • Every person in our school community is valued and treated with respect
  • Every person is encouraged to take responsibility, to make a contribution and to achieve their full potential
  • We are an open and welcoming school and we work in partnership with all parents and carers
  • The core values of integrity, courtesy, trust and respect run right through our school community and we treat others as we wish to be treated
  • We have high expectations of ourselves and each other

A Fishergate pupil is: 

  • a resilient, confident learner, fully prepared for the next stage of their life 
  •  driven to achieve their best academically 
  •  able to work confidently in a group or on their own 
  • able to understand that failure is only a part of the journey to success 
  • able to take the skills and knowledge they have and use it to solve problems, find solutions and engage in deep thinking 
  • a part of the wider community and feels valued and supported by their peers 
  • happy and secure in relationship with other learners, parents, staff and the local community 
  •  proud of their achievements and successes 
  •  hard working, understanding that effort is needed to achieve the best things in life 
  • well supported and engaged by excellent teaching 
  • able to thrive through the support of family, friends and Fishergate School 

Achieving great things together