Steps for Success

Gracefield’s Steps for Success are the values that have been developed through community, staff and student consultation. They are values that underpin what we believe are important to everyone at Gracefield School.  Our Steps for Success are the vehicle that help us deliver the national curriculum. They are not separate or stand alone and therefore cannot be taught in isolation.

Each term there will be one step that will be the major focus and the remainder will be minor focuses. 

At Gracefield School we are conscientious.

We provide an environment that inspires learners to achieve their full potential.

Conscientious learners are seen as
motivated and enthusiastic, aware that perseverance will help them achieve personal excellence in all learning situations.

Conscientious learners are meticulous and thorough.
At Gracefield School we are respectful.

We provide an environment where differences are valued and mutual respect is built through positive relationships.

Respectful learners are able to work with a range of people, regardless of backgrounds and abilities.

Respectful learners value themselves, others and their environment.
At Gracefield School we are
effective communicators.

We provide an environment where communication is fostered through oral, visual and written forms.

Effective communicators are able to express themselves confidently, coherently and purposefully.

This enables them to contribute positively to their world, now and in the future.
At Gracefield School we are adaptable.

We provide a learning environment where students can experience the changing world around them.

Adaptable learners see obstacles as opportunities and challenges that can be overcome.

Adaptable learners make decisions about change and transfer their skills across a range of situations.
At Gracefield School we are thinkers.

We provide opportunities for learners to think for themselves and to practise the skills of effective thinking.

Thinkers are encouraged to use a variety of tools to explore and solve problems they may encounter.

Thinking in different ways allows learners to achieve their potential, both in the present and the future.
At Gracefield School we are risk takers.

We provide a supportive, safe environment where risk taking is encouraged.

Risk takers are seen as innovators, aware that difficulties and failures are all part of the learning process.

Risk takers have confidence in themselves and what they can achieve - their potential.