Mission and Values
Deer Park’s mission, the reason why we exist is to enable everyone to be the best they can be every day. This mission is not restricted to a time or a place, nor indeed a particular group of people. It is a daily goal for everyone, “to be the best we can be every day”.
Ask any family what they want for their children from their education and schooling and it is likely to distil down into three key aims, “I want my child to be safe, be happy and be successful”. These are our school aims for every one of our pupils at Deer Park, “to be Safe, Happy and Successful”.
To achieve the Aims for our pupils and to reinforce a culture which helps us complete our daily Mission, pupils and staff have decided on the Deer Park values which will underpin all that we do. These are Trust, Kindness and Determination.
Trust ensures pupils feel safe, Kindness ensures pupils are happy and Determination leads to pupils being successful. And for our staff, working in a culture of Trust, Kindness and Determination helps us fulfil our Mission.
How we talk, act and learn is built upon our values of Trust, Kindness and Determination. We are proud of each other, we are a positive community and our learning matters. This is the way in which we bring these values to life to ensure the culture at Deer Park in which we achieve more than we all first think is possible.
Home School Agreement
Parents and pupils are invited to sign our partnership agreement, the Home School Agreement (see below), which sets out the expectations that should exist between home and school and this forms the basis of our ‘learning triangle’. These expectations are based on our School Standards and reflect our shared values.
We aim to work collaboratively with all pupils and parents to ensure the best outcomes for an individual. We recognise that at times emotions may run high. However, we do not expect any of our staff to be subjected to unacceptable behaviour and will take action to protect staff from this behaviour, including that which is abusive, offensive or threatening in line with the Home School Agreement that parents have signed. The Home School Agreement states that parents will support the actions of the school, respect and co-operate with the teachers and be polite, using appropriate language.