Values and Ethos

With less than 100 students on roll, Samul King’s has a unique atmosphere and ethos.  Students and staff know each other well and the School has a purposeful yet ‘family’ feel.  Working closely with the two local primary schools, we know our families well too, and have good links into our various communities.  All three schools that make up the Alston Moor Federation share the same values:

  • Our Pupils:  they are central to everything that we do; we want them to be happy at school, to be confident, respectful and supportive of each other, enthusiastic to learn, and for them to thrive, achieve and succeed.
  • Our Families:  the contribution they can make to their children’s learning and progress is invaluable; we do everything we can to make them feel welcome and to help them fulfil their key role.
  • The Wider Community:  we are keen to further develop our links with local businesses and the voluntary sector, widening the range of opportunities available to our pupils by tapping into local people’s skills and experiences whenever possible.
  • Partnership Working:  our Federation exemplifies the importance of partnership working; on top of this, our on-going development is underpinned by links with other schools through the CASL and LASL as well as the Local Authority and its various agencies.
  • Our place within the UK:  we want children to appreciate the uniqueness of the environment in which they live;  but we also want them to be in sympathy with British values and to be aware of and excited about the opportunities presented to them as citizens of the United Kingdom.