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Diamond Wood Community Academy

Ethos & Values


Our Vision

A Place to Grown and a Place to Shine

Our shared vision is for every child to be the very best they can be, to be a resilient and responsible learner, who can achieve and grow in a high quality, nurturing environment.


Our Aims

In our school we aim to provide high quality education for all in an environment where all are respected and welcome.  We aim to develop good links with parents and engage them in their child's education.  Through providing a variety of extra-curricular experiences we aim to inspire children's interests in new and exciting ways.


Our aim is that all children will be  Determined  Workers  Collaborative  Achievers


Determined - we persevere to get our work done

Workers - We work hard to achieve our goals

Collaborative - We work and play together in harmony

Achievers - We succeed in all we do!


Our Values

Values are principles that drive our behaviour.  They influence our relationships with others and they determine the way we behave.  We want Diamond Wood Community  Academy to be a school where children and adults experience values in a positive way.  All Governors, staff, parents and pupils discussed which values are important to them and agreed on our list of 5 key values.


Each Value is introduced at the beginning of each half term in an Assembly, Value Posters are displayed in all classrooms and shared ideas, activities are planned to reinforce the principles of the value and the information is shared with parents via Newsletters.




Friendship is an act of giving to others.
Learning to be a true friend means facing yourself, observing your actions and attitudes to others - this takes great courage.
The only way to find a friend is to be one.


 Respect is feeling good about myself.
Respect is knowing I am unique and valuable.
Respect is knowing I am lovable and capable.
Respect is listening to others.
Respect is knowing others are valuable too.
Respect is treating others nicely.

Honesty is telling what really happened.
Honesty is telling the truth.
When I feel honest, I feel clear inside.
When I am honest, I can learn and help others lean to be giving.

Co-operation is everyone helping to get something done.
Co-operation is working together toward a common goal.
Co-operation is working together with patience and affection.


Responsibility is doing my job.
Responsibility is caring.
Responsibility is trying my best.
Responsibility is doing my share of the work.
Responsibility is taking are of things.
Responsibility is helping others when they need help.
Responsibility is being fair.
Responsibility is helping to make a better world.