Our Values

Our Core Values

Our values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

  • “Our vision for education is deeply Christian, with Jesus’ promise of ‘life in all its fullness’ at its heart” (the Church of England Vision for Education)
  • “Go not where you are needed, but where you are needed most.”
  • “Do all the good that you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, at all the times you can, as long as ever you can, to all the people you can” (key Methodist Principles of Education)

Our school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

As part of the Hope Sentamu Learning Trust family of schools we aspire to grow together, serve one another and support our children in living life ‘in all its fullness’ (John 10 10). We work to deliver these aspirations through our 5 Commitments: care, creativity, courage, collaboration and the Christian faith.

Our 5 Commitments


  • We have created a welcoming, inclusive environment where all children can flourish
  • We actively support building effective relationships through support & intervention
  • We use PSHE, SEAL, Worship, RE with our Behaviour Policy and rewards system to ensure that children and staff show respect and tolerance for others


  • Our skilled staff plan for creative learning and high standards within a broad and enriched curriculum
  • We plan for meaningful, robust learning where children can develop their skills across a range of subject areas in a rich learning environment
  • We plan opportunities for children to share this learning with others through presentation and performance on a small and larger scale


  • We help our children develop the courage to be themselves
  • We celebrate the achievements and successes of all children
  • We plan opportunities for children to tackle new challenges with determination, resilience and independence


  • We are a strong team, built on excellent relationships at all levels
  • We have effective & supportive working relationships between staff, staff & children, children & children, school & parents
  • Our links with other settings, including pre-school settings, secondary schools & other agencies are strong

Christian faith

  • Both Christian traditions which founded our school support the spiritual development of children and adults
  • The Christian year guides our celebrations, worship and RE; these help explore the key Christian concepts of hope, forgiveness, love and respect
  • Creative opportunities and engagement with different churches support all of us in reflection on our own beliefs, religious or otherwise

See Our School Values in action below;

It is always a pleasure to celebrate achievements, whether they are in school or outside of school. Well done to this superstar and her football team who won their football tournament on penalties! ⚽️ 🏆 🥇


To celebrate #worldmusicday2022 these courageous children played their musical instruments to the school. We were so inspired from listening to the cello, trumpet and piano 🎼 🎺 🎹


Our school values shine through everything we do 💙 #FOGValues

We are so proud of @FOG_Acorns for showing brilliant courageous advocacy through raising awareness of plastic pollution 🌎 #FOGValues

Our @JigsawPSHE lessons help us learn about and understand our emotions. They also help us to develop strategies to deal with our emotions #FOGPSHCE #FOGValues

Have a wonderful four days celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 👑 🥳 #FOGHistory #FOGValues #FOGBritishValues #FOGExtra

Wow 🤩 what a fantastic achievement after your first lesson 🎶 🎻 #FOGMusic #FOGValues

Forest of Galtres is a wonderful place to be. It is full of kind, caring and hardworking children. This week these two shining stars were chosen for hot chocolate with Miss Smithson for their exceptional behaviour ⭐️ ⭐️ #FOGRewards

The chicks have hatched and are settling into their new home 🐣 the care the children are showing towards our chicks is wonderful 💛 #FOGExtra #FOGValues

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