Vision and Values
During your child’s time at Verulam they will be taught about our core values of Excellence, Character and Respect. Learning to embrace these values will help them lead a meaningful, fulfilling life beyond school and will provide them with clarity regarding what is expected inside and outside the school environment.
Excellence means exhibiting high standards in all areas. Not necessarily being the best, but doing their best; fulfilling their potential and championing others to do the same. Striving for excellence means aiming high and maintaining positive attitudes and behaviours to support achievement.
Character means having strength of character – developing positive moral attributes such as charity, empathy, kindness, compassion, integrity, loyalty, responsibility and honesty. Having a good character means not tolerating any kind of discrimination or bullying, and not being afraid to call it out if witnessed. It also means doing the right thing, especially when no one is looking!
Respect means more than just being tolerant of others – it’s fully appreciating and valuing diversity, inclusivity and multiculturalism. Respect is about celebrating our differences as well as the things that unite us. Being respectful is shown through actively seeking to understand experiences outside our own and striving for a more equal society where all are valued and given equal opportunities. In addition, it is illustrated by contributing to the local, national and global community.
As well as upholding our core values, our students are expected to support their classmates to develop and challenge themselves, and to contribute to the school and wider community. As a Verulam student they are expected to be:
- Polite to others