Values and Ethos

We want Doddiscombsleigh to be a school where:


  • We are a centre of excellence in education


  • We are a place where children enjoy learning


  • We are a community in which all members work in partnership, creating a positive environment       


  • We are a community where everyone is valued and respected and has the confidence to achieve their best




  • To develop self-awareness, a positive self- image and the confidence to take advantage of opportunities


  • To help children use language and number efficiently


  • To develop each child’s own initiative, talents and personalities


  • To help children develop lively and enquiring minds, the ability to

question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills


  • To promote attitudes, practices and understanding conducive to good health


  • To help children acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world


  • To help children develop a respect for religious and moral values, other races, religions and ways of life


  • To help the children understand the importance of positive, active

citizenship and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations


  • To help children develop appropriate relationships with other

children and adults in both the school and wider world