In LETNS, we are proud to live and learn within an ethos that is based on a triangle of care and responsibility.
Encouraging and supporting our schoolchildren’s safe, healthy and happy development is our shared priority. We hold all children, staff, parents and guardians as equally respected and valued members in our school community. All members share responsibility for the life, spirit and ongoing development of our school. This shared responsibility ranges from management of practical tasks, such as maintenance of school property, to hands-on work in the classroom to support and enhance the children’s learning.
By Ethos, we mean the “characteristic spirit or attitudes” of our community – in our attention to ethos, we are concerned to remain aware of how all members of our school community relate to each other and what values and attitudes are being daily experienced by our children.
There are four pillars to the ethos of our school, as in all Educate Together schools.
Our school community is at all times child-centred: each child‘s ability, needs, pace of learning and individuality are recognized and respected. Each is encouraged and supported to develop to their maximum potential.
Our school community is multi-denominational and multicultural. We uphold,respect and accept equality of beliefs, whether religious or non-religious, and we celebrate diverse lifestyles held by children, parents, staff and members of the wider community.
Central to our Educate Together philosophy is a child-centred approach that is facilitated by a close co-operative relationship between teachers and parents. We work towards fostering each child in a democratic spirit.
An appreciation of one’s gender is an important aspect of developing a sense of self-identity. For this reason, our schoolchildren are encouraged to explore their unique potential in an environment that is committed to providing equal opportunities for boys and girls.