At Seacliff School we aim to develop creative confident learners who can adapt to
and participate effectively in a rapidly changing world. Our vision is of a community where staff members,
parents and students work collaboratively towards achieving the best possible learning environment and
educational outcomes for all.
We value and promote personal excellence, a love of learning and quality relationships between students,
staff members, parents and the wider community.
In the achievement of these goals we are committed to:
- Providing a learning environment which is safe, secure and stimulating for all learners regardless
of their culture, gender, age or ability and which encourages independent learners.
- Implementing a curriculum which emphasizes the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and
- Establishing close working and learning partnerships between students, staff, parents and the local
community in all aspects of the school programme and organisation.
- Encouraging self discipline and personal responsibility for one's learning, for the quality of one's
social interactions and for the conservation of the natural environment.
The vision is underpinned by a set of school values which are:
1. Caring for Others
Relationships underlie personal and social life. Caring relationships are
fundamental to student development, to social cohesion and to the growth of global responsibility. They
are the cement which holds society together.
A fair and just treatment of all individuals and groups in society is also
fundamental. It means commitment to equal opportunity, the rejection of racism, sexism and other
forms of prejudice, a commitment to the rule of law and respect for the rights and property of
A commitment to democratic processes is fundamental. It means parent and student
participation in decision making, co-operative approaches to problems, respecting different view points,
accepting responsibility and a commitment to the peaceful resolution of conflict.
Excellence is an enduring value. The criteria by which excellence is judged should
include a variety of gifts and talents, commitment to endeavour, to effective functioning in society,
and to education as a life-long process.
5. Creative Thinking
The search for truth means the development of the questioning mind. It means a
commitment to enquiry rather than to the passive gathering of information or ideas. Emphasis is to be
placed on thinking, problem solving and communicable skills. It sees the teacher opening up questions
rather than imposing answers.
6. Respect for the Environment
Protection of air, land and water is essential to the survival of all living things.
This means a commitment to preserving heritage, to limiting waste, to resource conservation and to a
modification of life styles. It means close co-operation between schools and local community.
7. Respect for Self
Respect for others, as well as for learning depends on a sense of self worth. This
means a school commitment to physical and mental health and the development of individual talents, skills
and abilities. It means encouraging achievement in all fields and the development of a personal belief
and value system.
Honesty in enquiry; in relationships, and in respect for the possessions of others
is of primary importance. This means promoting, logical and critical thinking based on valid evidence.
It also means open discussion and the development of comprehensive evaluation and reporting
Students at Seacliff will be:
- happy about coming to school each day
- positive about themselves
- encouraged and supported
- actively involved
- allowed to take risks in their learning
- encouraged to be responsible for their actions and behaviour
- able to talk, listen and be listened to
- able to develop a positive relationship with their teacher
- recognised for their individuality
- able to experience teaching which is relevant to their needs
- able to make decisions about their learning and evaluate what they have done
All staff members at Seacliff will:
- act as positive role models
- care for each child's individual needs
- undertake to provide a well balanced learning programme
- ensure the principles of social justice are in operation in their classrooms
- ensure "fair play" occurs within the school yard