...3 UNDERSTAND SCHOOLETHOS, MISSION, AIMS AND VALUES
3.1 EXPLAIN HOW THE ETHOS, MISSION, AIMS AND VALUES OF A SHOOL MAY BE REFLECTED IN WORKING PRACTICES.
First I will explain what each of the above means as follows:
This is the school’s values and beliefs …how it feels. It is usually based on a philosophy or atmosphere of the school.
This is the school’s overall intention, as set out by the Head Teacher. It is often equivalent to a motto and should be short, simple and easy to remember.
This is usually found in the prospectus or school literature. The Head Teacher will usually set it.
They are based on the school’s moral code, which will inform its development. They are at the heart of many communities and belief systems. They will usually include: respect for self, respect for others and are related to Personal, Social, Health and Economic education (PSHE) and Citizenship Education.
These four things should always be reflected in the working practices of the staff. Pupils and staff alike should carry them out in their day-to-day practice.
* Children at the centre of everything – Children should be valued in the school and their culture, learning and development should be celebrated in a variety of ways.
* Working together – It should be...
...Outcome 3- Understand schoolethos, mission, aims and values
3.1 Explain how the ethos, mission, aims and values of a school may be reflected in working practices.
3.2 Evaluate methods of communicating a school’s ethos, mission, aims and values.
The ethos and mission of a school are often referred to hand-in-hand as the same thing. They are however, different. The mission is based upon what the school intend to achieve in a more physical and academical way, whereas the ethos is more related to the beliefs and feelings of the school. As they are inextricable linked to the holistic teaching approach they become part of most school mission statements as one.
The Ethos of the school should be recognisable when entering the school environment as it is part of the nature and daily practice of the staff and pupils there. It is usually clearly set out for the whole school to be aware of and is reinforced through daily activities. An example of what could make up the ethos of a school can be seen in the diagram below.
This combined with the achievement related goals and social values become the basis of the schools mission statement.
The decision as to what the school’s mission...
...The Masque of the Red Death
Edgar Allan Poe
1. Explain the unique aspects of the rooms, including how many of them there are and what makes them different?
2. What is the effect of the ebony clocks’ chimes on the assembled guests?
3. The word mad means insane. What is ironic about the narrator’s mention that ‘There are some who would have thought Prospero mad’?
4. What details about the seventh room makes it grotesque in appearance?
5. What does the masked figure walking and its movement through the 7 rooms represent?
6. Why do you think the masked figure is allowed to walk the length of the rooms uninterrupted?
7. List the elements of Gothic Literature apparent in this story:
Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:
From “The Black Cat” by Edgar Allan Poe, published in 1945
FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative, which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not -- and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburden my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified -- have tortured -- have destroyed me. Yet I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but Horror -- to many they will seem less terrible...
...is the school’s ethos and was inspired following collaboration with the children, staff and governors of the school; with all believing and accepting they have an equal part to play in ensuring all children have a right to quality first teaching. It is felt that the ethos reflects the vision of the school community and yet it is easy to be remembered and understood by all. It is used regularly to praise the children of their positive actions and if necessary remind them of what is expected of them. The schoolsaim is ‘To develop a shared love of learning between our children, staff and parents and the wider community.
The school’s ethos is displayed outside the school building so even visitors and the wider community know what are aims are. The ethos appears on letters that are sent home, on the school website, in every class and in the hall. The children eat in the hall, with different members of staff also eating there in order to maintain sensible behaviour but also to enjoy the more informal time to chat together. We have assemblies in the hall, often inviting members of the wider community to hold assemblies; there have been cookery demonstrations, the police have been in to talk about internet safety and local religious practitioners give assemblies. The aims and ethos are...
...Aims and Values of Schools:
* To attempt to reach a certain goal that gives people a purpose or intension to achieve a desired outcome.
* It gives people/organisastions something to follow and work towards to achieve the best outcome.
* To attempt the accomplishment of a purpose; to try to gain; to endeavor and aim to do well.
In order to achieve goals and aims, one strives and endeavours to attain certain actions, however such actions will not be undertaken at the expense of core values.
* Values offer principles and standards of behaviour that people and organisations follow. Values have a major influence on a person’s behaviour and attitude and serve as guidelines in all situations.
* They are ideals and beliefs shared by members of a culture about what is good or bad, desirable or undesirable.
* Values offer a moral code to follow.
How schools demonstrate and uphold their aims and values:
Aims in schools are set out to follow guidelines and attain what the schools desire to achieve. The schools strive to exceed their personal objectives. The aims and objectives of the schools are set by the Head Teacher, working closely together with, parents, staff, the community and sometimes the children of the schools....
...In this assignment I will be talking about how Ethos, Missions, Aims and Values are used within the running of the school. And how it helps to provide the highest standard of curriculum for children. As well as how this information is avaliable to parents, and where they are able to obtain this information.
Ethos - A school's ethos helps to to set a framework which will help the school to provide a safe and secure learning environment. This will help to reflect its values for a good working environment. A school's positive overall ethos process will provide the school community and all its members with an environment which is paramount for obtaining a successful learning environment for all. A school's ethos is also an agreement which concerns itself with the character and spirit of a particular school, as well as making sure it is reflected in the attitude of the school including the expectations of staff and children.
Missions - Missions within a school is to help to provide a statement of the values and principles, which help to guides a school's curriculum. It will also help the school to set program goals and objectives. Missions should make clear its purposes with which the school is aiming to achieve and the values and standards, with which this is guiding to...
13 December 2013
Over the years, the United States has encountered numerous amounts of schools shootings. With every attack that has occurred, how have we failed to stop them? In the future, parents of the students must allow them to enter schools and feel confident that they will be safe. We have the technology and time to emplace tactics that can prevent any type of school shooting, we just need to initiate them. Studying the past shootings and figuring out what went down and how to prevent it is the key. Over the years, most schools in the United States have failed to install safety devices to protect students from harm. Even though, shootings still occur in schools that have well developed plans “If you build a 10-foot fence” the expression goes, “someone is going to find an 11-foot ladder” (Kelly). However, even if a plan may not save every life, if it protects just one more, it has done its job. That is why in order for schools to increase safety for students and teachers, they must study past events, develop a specific plan for safety and train responders and staff on what to do when school shooting occurs. and train for the future.
The most recognized school shooting in the last twenty years happened in Columbine Colorado during the year of 1999....
...Appeals to Ethos
"As a doctor, I am qualified to tell you that this course of treatment will likely generate the best results."
"My three decades of experience in public service, my tireless commitment to the people of this community, and my willingness to reach across the aisle and cooperate with the opposition, make me the ideal candidate for your mayor."
"The veterinarian says that an Australian shepherd will be the perfect match for our active lifestyle."
"If his years as a Marine taught him anything, it’s that caution is the best policy in this sort of situation."
"You know me – I’ve taught Sunday School at your church for years, babysat your children, and served as a playground director for many summers."
"Our expertise in roofing contracting is evidenced not only by our 100 years in the business and our staff of qualified technicians, but in the decades of satisfied customers who have come to expect nothing but the best."
"He is a forensics and ballistics expert for the federal government – if anyone’s qualified to determine the murder weapon, it’s him."
"Based on the dozens of archaeological expeditions I’ve made all over the world, I am confident that those potsherds are Mesopotamian in origin."
"If my age doesn’t convince you that my opinion matters, at least consider that I am your grandfather and I love you dearly."
"Doctors all over the world recommend this type of treatment."
"If you’re still unsure, please consider...