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Thomlinson Junior School

Learning through experience and adventure

Ethos, Mission Statement, Vision & Values

Our Mission

At TJS we are proud to be an inclusive school where we work together to challenge, inspire and motivate all children to become successful, confident and caring citizens. We work together to create a happy environment where all members of the school community feel safe, can enjoy, achieve and make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.


Our School Ethos

TJS allows everyone to participate by:

  • Providing a welcoming, safe, happy school where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.
  • Being a partner in the education of our pupils and being committed to working in partnership with our parents, governors and wider community.


TJS encourages everyone to excel by:

  • Striving for the highest possible standards of achievement and behaviour in a stimulating environment.
  • Valuing independence, developing a deeper level of learning and providing a curriculum which enables our pupils to become active citizens of the future.
  • Striving to develop excellent teachers, in an environment where all staff are committed to their own learning journey and the sharing of quality practice.


TJS  enables everyone to be proud of their achievements by:

  • Celebrating every success, no matter how small.
  • Encouraging everyone to do their very best.
  • Developing a love of learning inspired by quality teaching.
  • Building and developing upon individual strengths and talents.


TJS encourages everyone to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonable practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.


There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources – pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors etc. or external sources – school community, external agencies or individuals.

Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and, where appropriate, dealt with. Where misconduct by a teacher is proven, the matter will be referred to the National College for Teaching.


We promote a culture where pupils are happy, believe that they can succeed, take responsibility for their learning and develop as independent learners.


Learning through adventure and experience


Our Vision

We aspire for all our children to become happy, confident and caring individuals who achieve personal success and develop a life-long love of learning.


Our Positive Values

  • Thomlinson Junior School provides positive opportunities for all, within a culture of challenge, tolerance, honesty and respect.
  • We recognise and nurture the individual strengths and potential of each learner.
  • We equip students with the skills, values and attributes which will enable them to be valued and become valuable members of their local and global communities.
  • We provide a happy, safe and expressive environment in which the intellectual, creative, emotional, physical and spiritual development of every child is met.
  • We aim to create independent, life-long learners who are ready for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.