WELCOME TO TEAM SALTASH!

We are passionate about our values of T.E.A.M (Tenacity, Empathy, Aspiration and Motivation). We believe that these values should not only underpin a successful school but we (staff, students and the community) should practice these at all times. To that end, we expect our staff and students to embody these values; demonstrating them when in or out of school and be proud to be a part of TEAM Saltash. 

In our day to day working, we expect students to work hard, in order to demonstrate the TEAM values.

We define these as:

Ethos

Saltash Community School is determined to:

  • be concerned with the ‘how’ of learning as well as the ‘what’.
  • have a focus on skills, especially the skill of learning to learn.
  • use teaching and learning approaches that develop personal qualities.
  • promote independence, creativity and enterprise in young people.
  • use new technologies to extend the possibilities of when and where learning takes place, who is involved in the learning process, as well as what and how learners learn.
  • use knowledge actively as a cornerstone for creativity and problem solving.
  • link learning to big issues and community action, and give learning an international dimension.

We are committed to:

  • giving students purposeful reasons for finding things out, knowing what interests students and building curriculum experiences around that.
  • connecting learning to issues that affect young people.
  • teaching students the skills of research and analysis.
  • helping students to experience conflicting ideas (right versus wrong as well as right versus right) and giving opportunities to discuss and debate.
  • promoting concepts such as students as researchers, or students as reporters.

In order to ensure our students are confident individuals who become increasingly independent, are able to take the initiative and organise themselves, we will:

  • create situations where students have to look after themselves (within their capabilities).
  • show students strategies for managing time, workload etc.
  • give students opportunities to make decisions and to experience the consequences of those decisions.
  • provide opportunities for students to contribute their own ideas.
  • give students real responsibilities.
  • allow students to make mistakes and to learn from them.

Safeguarding statement

Saltash Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. To achieve our commitment, we ensure continuous development and improvement of robust safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a strong culture of safeguarding amongst all of our staff and volunteers.

Our child protection and safeguarding policies can be viewed on our policy section.

Values

At Saltash Community School, we actively promote positive, inclusive values. These include democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect for and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We believe British values are those values expected of anyone living in Britain, regardless of their nationality, culture or religious belief.

Our TEAM ethos reflects these values. We place great emphasis on building positive relationships in school, amongst the students themselves and between staff and students. We strongly believe students should not merely be taught such values but that they are embedded into school life.

We strive to support our students to develop into confident, happy, successful young adults who have empathy towards and an understanding of those less fortunate than themselves.

The information below reflects how Saltash Community School works to promote positive values through the TEAM ethos and life of the school, for example through a broad and balanced curriculum, and through social, moral, cultural and spiritual development.

If you require additional information about promoting British values and preventing extremism/radicalisation please explore the following link which has a section specifically for parents/carers: http://www.educateagainsthate.com/.