Vision and Ethos Statement
Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School is a one form entry primary school set in the heart of Mill Hill, North London, providing a high quality education for children aged 3 – 11 years. Our Nursery, on site, is separate to our Primary School but has close links to the school to ease progress during the change from the nursery year to school. The School is committed to the Jewish faith. Community, charity, religious knowledge and the ethical and moral values described in the Torah will permeate all aspects of our school life. Established in response to the local community’s need for extra Jewish primary school places in the area, Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School is actively supported by local parents.
The school has a very strong link with the local community and Mill Hill United Synagogue, being fully supported by local Rabbonim.
Our pupils will be successful learners who enjoy learning, make excellent progress and achieve well. We will develop children’s personal skills to help them achieve academically and become lifelong learners and lovers of learning. Our graduates will be confident individuals who are able to lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives. Furthermore, they will be responsible citizens who will make a positive contribution to British and Jewish society.
Etz Chaim Jewish Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and all staff share this commitment. The school is inclusive and accessible; one where equality of opportunity goes hand in hand with a broad and balanced curriculum to develop each child's potential. Furthermore, we will promote an atmosphere of encouragement, acceptance and respect for achievements in which all children can thrive; a climate of warmth and support in which confidence and self-esteem can flourish.
There will be a broad and balanced curriculum, tailored to the needs of all our learners. This will promote both subject related skills and knowledge, as well as the development of life skills and independence and safe and healthy lifestyle choices. The curriculum will foster the development of pupils’ personal, social and emotional skills and qualities.
The School is also committed to promoting tolerance and respect for people of all faiths, cultures and lifestyles to prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain.
This Ethos document was reviewed by staff and the GB in October 2015 and the final sentence added.
It was approved by the Governing Board on 1 December 2015.
This document was further reviewed by the GB in October 2016 and there were no amendments made.
Similarly a full discussion took place at the GB in October 2017 and no changes were made.
This document was reviewed at the GB meeting on 10 October 2018