Our Motto and Vision

"Including all learners and achieving great things"
is the motto and philosophy which underpins the work of our school.

At Halley we understand that greater things are always on the horizon and that success is not an end point. We are at our best when we are striving for something better. We all commit to school improvement; ensuring that we take time to celebrate what we do well, to consider ways in which we may build on our strengths and to rethink things that may not be working as well as we want them to.

Our Vision, Values and Guiding Principles:

Our motto, "Including all learners and achieving great things" sums up our vision and is applicable to all our pupils, their families our staff and other members of the wider community. We understand that for some of our school community the barriers to learning and achievement are significant and we work tirelessly to ensure that all are included meaningfully in the life, work and thinking of the school. For our staff to be the best they can be, they too must continue to learn, to improve their skills and receive time and appropriate support to develop. Training and development is central to the school's organizational structures. We recognize that we can add significant value to the life and work of the school by working in partnership with parents, families and the wider community.

The school has defined 7 principles through which it aims to provide a learning environment for all associated with it. These are the principles through which we evaluate our work:

Independence, Time, Communication, Achievement, Relationships, Equality (incorporating Equal Opportunities and Respect), Security = ("ITCARES")

Our vision for our pupils is that by the time you leave us:

1) You will know yourself well - your interests, your strengths, your learning style and the support that you need. You will make choices and will find strength to make up your own mind.

See how our vision looks in action  independence

2) You will be given time to do things well, to pursue your interests both in and out of school and to develop a love of learning. You will know how to plan and use your time effectively.

See how our vision looks in action  time

3) You will be given opportunities to "speak" and you will be listened to. Your opinions will always be valued and your voice will be heard.

See how our vision looks in action  communication

4) You will know what it feels like to be good at something and will have achieved your very best.

See how our vision looks in action  achievement

5) You will have known friendship and learned how to get along well with other people.

See how our vision looks in action  relationships

6) You will be treated fairly and will treat others with respect. You will appreciate just how unique you are. You will believe in yourself and feel confident that you will achieve your goals.

See how our vision looks in action  Equality

7) You will feel safe and secure and proud of your school. You will feel part of your local community and will have explored the local area.

See how our vision looks in action  security

8) We are lucky to live in London - a diverse city where all people can live happily side by side.

See how our vision looks in action  togetherness

9) Teamwork - Together Everyone Achieves More. 

See how our vision looks in action  team

Our vision for our staff is that when you work at Halley:

  1. You will understand your role in the school, be confident to use your own initiative and be trusted to work as individuals and as a team. (Independence)
  2. You will manage your time efficiently and effectively in order to carry out your responsibilities. You will be able to prioritize and be flexible in your approach in order to achieve an appropriate work/life balance. (Time)
  3. You will take an active role in sharing relevant information whilst being mindful of the need for confidentiality. You will be given opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas and your opinions will be valued. (Communication)
  4. You will be provided with opportunities and supported to continue to develop as a professional. Your achievements will be recognized and celebrated. (Achievement)
  5. You will develop professional relationships which will be built around trust, loyalty, politeness and mutual support to create a productive working environment. (Relationships)
  6. You will be treated fairly and with respect and will treat others in the same way. (Equality)
  7. You will feel safe and secure and proud of the school. (Security)

Our vision for parents, families and the wider community is that in all of your dealings with the school:

  1. You will feel confident to participate in school life and to share relevant knowledge and information about your child/pupils. (Independence)
  2. You will be given time to discuss your child's/pupil's learning, progress and life at school with staff. As parents, you will give your child time at home to talk about their learning and life at school. (Time)
  3. You will be kept informed about school life and you will take an active role in updating the school with any relevant information about your child/pupils. You will be given opportunities to share your thoughts and ideas about the school and your opinions will be valued. (Communication)
  4. You will work in partnership with the school to ensure that your child/children are successful learners and will celebrate their and your own achievements. (Achievement)
  5. You will be welcomed into school and encouraged to form good relationships within the school and wider community. (Relationships)
  6. You will be treated fairly and with respect and will treat others in the same way. (Equality)
  7. You will feel confident that your child/children will be well cared for. You will feel safe and secure and proud of the school. (Security)

Reviewed and revised January 2013

"Halley will always be our family"

- A Parent