School Ethos

United in Purpose

School Aims and Values

Partnership with Denominational Bodies

 

Moral, Cultural and Social Values

Our School in the Community

United in Purpose

Larbert High School and our primary partners are dedicted to one shared vision. We are united in purpose in creating experiences and opportunities for young people which enchace our lives, our community and our world. Working together to further the four capacities underpinning Curriculum for Excellence and helping to develop effective contributors, successful learners, responsible citizens and confident individuals across the spectrum from early years to final years. 

For more information on our associated primaries click here.

 

School Aims and Values

Our school policy is to promote belief and respect for the values of others, together with an appreciation of cultures within our society. This will encourage equality of opportunity and the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of race, gender, class, religion, disability and sexual orientation.


We do this via the school curriculum by rejecting racism, sexism and other discrimination and by developing a welcoming and understanding climate in classrooms, where learning is not inhibited by antagonism or disrespect for anyone’s background. We ensure that all pupils have access to a variety of materials and that they are aware of the needs of individuals and groups.


In the informal curriculum, the school has an ethos in which all people are encouraged to develop positive attitudes and are given a definite sense of self-identity and self-respect. We are a community which promotes acceptance of others and rejects prejudice. The atmosphere in the school encourages everyone to have an empathy with individuals’ disabilities or weaknesses. Our school is multicultural – both in character and philosophy. To access our Anti Bullying Policy please visit the school website.


All pupils are encouraged to take a balanced view of life, to be able to weigh up opposing arguments and make decisions based on fact and respect, rather than prejudice.

Partnerships with Denominational Bodies

We have a team of Chaplains who support the school in a variety of different ways:
- Assemblies;
- Work with pupils and staff;
- Church services;
- Prizegiving etc.


The Chaplains, along with some members of staff form the Chaplaincy Group, which meets on a bimonthly basis in the school to plan ahead for Pastoral-based activities throughout the school session. We also enjoy the services of Youth Workers, Mike Glass and Jack Thomson, who are employed by the local churches and based in Larbert High School. Mike and Jack work with small groups within the school, contribute to PSD lessons run the Scripture Union and visit our cluster primary schools, where they deliver the ‘Bible Alive’ programme and lead assemblies. They are available throughout the week to speak to pupils on a confidential basis. Pupils attend Church services at the end of each term and these are held in one of our local churches, led by members of the Chaplaincy Team.


Any parents who wish to withdraw their child from attendance on the grounds of conscience should provide a note explaining this and arrangements will then be made for supervision.


Our school Chaplains are:
- Rev K Bleakley Larbert Baptist
- Rev M Crosthwaite Larbert East
- Rev D Randall Free Church of Scotland
- Rev A Moore Bothkennar & Carronshore
- Pastor M Rollo Larbert Pentecostal
- Rev R Randall Larbert Grace Church
- M Glass Youth Worker
- J Thomson Youth Worker (Part Time)

Moral, Cultural and Social Values

The school is committed to supporting the development of its pupils as whole people and as a result, wishes to encourage their development in spiritual, moral, social and cultural terms.


These key human aspects of learning are supported through the following arrangements by:-
• Creating a school ethos which, in every way possible, gives value to these aspects of development, especially by providing an overall atmosphere that is both caring and challenging and which provides opportunities for the development of personal responsibility.
• Promoting social and moral learning through the way in which disciplinary issues are handled.
• Ensuring that staff and adults within the school provide positive models for pupils.
• Arranging regular gatherings of the school as a community and using such occasions to encourage and reinforce the values on which the school is based.
• Enriching the curriculum in all appropriate areas with an emphasis on spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
• Providing opportunities within the curriculum to advance personal and social development.
• Providing a programme of religious education in which consideration will be given to responses to basic questions relating to the meaning, value and purpose of human life.
• Providing a programme of moral education.
• Taking every appropriate opportunity to acknowledge value and appreciate the various cultures and heritage of the pupils and to encourage them to appreciate and value the cultures and heritage of others.

Our School in the Community

Larbert High School is proud to play a role in both the local and global community. This is achieved through our involvement in various different projects, initiatives and organisations. See the links below for further information on our friends and partners.