We are extremely proud to formally introduce our new Hylands habits, which were developed in conjunction with students, staff and parents/ carers. The habits are a set of values, beliefs and expectations that every member of our community will live by and we believe that they will enable our students to achieve success at Hylands and beyond. The habits have become commonplace in our every day lives at Hylands school and our students will see them in lessons and as they move around the school. They will be used in conversations with students and they will also be used in our rewards system.

The new Hylands habits are:

Be Respectful: Respect is the glue that holds the Hyland’s community together. We show respect to all members of our community by behaving in an appropriate manner and accepting others for who they are, regardless of differences. We respect the rights of our teachers to teach and our students to learn.

Be Responsible: We take responsibility for our learning and behaviour at all times and do not make excuses. We take an active role in our learning and being part of the Hyland’s school community. We recognise that we are accountable to both others and ourselves. We accept responsibility for our actions, and take ownership of our mistakes.

Be Resilient: We show resilience by learning from our mistakes, overcoming barriers and continuing to move forward, rather than letting our failures get in our way. We adapt and bounce back when things do not go as planned. We see our failures as a part of our success. Failing is a learning opportunity that makes us stronger and better individuals.

Be Aspirational: Our aspirations are our desires, aims and ambitions in life. Having high aspirations means we are more likely to achieve. At Hylands we strive to be the best we can be and work hard to get there. We set ourselves aspirational goals and continually work towards them. Our aspirations are our key motivators to learn and our education is the key to unlocking our aspirations.

Be Independent: We aim to be independent because it gives us great freedom in not relying on others and it improves our self worth. We show independence in how we work and also how we think. It requires great strength of mind and courage to think and work independently. Being independent requires us to be confident, take risks and be resilient.

Be Excellent: We strive for excellence in all that we do. Excellence is a habit and it takes sacrifice, dedication and resilience. We show excellence in our work and in the way we behave by doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. We constantly push ourselves to be better. There are no short cuts to achieving excellence; it takes hard work, which is the key to success.

As a school, we are looking forward to the year ahead with great excitement. We believe that our New Hylands habits to enable our students to achieve their full potential and become successful members of the local and wider community.


Mr P Vik
Deputy Head Teacher