Ethos and Values

Vision and Values

 Ashlawn is an inclusive school. We pride ourselves in providing a high quality education for all of our students, regardless of the challenges that they have faced or will face in life. We do this through the development of the team that works with our students every day, and the curriculum that they follow.

We believe in educating for life, providing our learners with the skills to become positive contributors to their community. Our broad curriculum provides students with opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and leadership experience that support their lifelong learning and highest aspirations, but also to ensure that they are able to grow as individuals. We model the positive behaviours of kindness and loyalty by being helpful and considerate in the way we work together.

We value all members of our community, treat each other with respect and kindness, and are considerate of the beliefs and values that each of us hold. We actively teach understanding, acceptance and celebration of our students' and staff uniqueness.

We challenge each other, every day, to improve and reach for excellence. We actively plan to create within our community the courage and desire to develop and stretch ourselves, a curiosity for understanding the world and our place within it, and a joy of learning. We recognise the need to support one another to achieve this. In this way, we ensure that no-one is left behind.

We are all  proud to be part of the Ashlawn family.

Ashlawn School demonstrates its values through its people and its organisation:


Each and every individual in our school is valued and forms part of the Ashlawn family; students (past and present), staff, parents, carers, family members, volunteers, professional partners and neighbours from the wider community.  We treat all members of the community with respect and our behaviours impact positively on everyone around us. 


We benefit from challenging and transformational learning experiences and enriched opportunities that inspire us to aim for, and work hard to achieve, our dreams in order to become all that we can be.


We respect each other, respect our differences, respect our environment, respect our and others’ learning to ensure the best possible experience for all members of our community.


We are committed to try our best and achieve the highest standards in our love of learning in lessons and during enriching experiences so that we can be the best possible versions of ourselves. 

Our CARE Values underpin all that we do.  We care and we are kind to all members of our community.