Every member of the school community at Priory Primary School on Greyfriars is celebrating after they were awarded the Useful and Kind Schools’ Mark.
The Useful and Kind Schools’ Mark is an award that recognises and celebrates a school’s commitment to nurturing useful and kind behaviours and leadership across a whole school community.
A Useful and Kind School is one characterised by care, compassion, creativity, equality, excellence and kindness. Everyone working together to support the development of our future prosocial leaders – those that will lead, live and act for the welfare of others and the world.
Headteacher, Juliet Fraser said that ‘Useful and Kind’ (U&K) has become a shared way of being at Priory Primary and has had an impact on everything from day to day behaviours around the school to ‘Ambassadors’ working in the local community.
A strong focus on useful and kind behaviours and leadership is having a lasting impact on pupils, staff, parents and the wider local community.
The U&K Schools’ Mark Manager, Lyanne Young commended Priory Primary School, saying: “We are delighted to confirm that Priory Prinary School has been awarded the U&K Schools’ Mark as recognition of your commitment to nurturing prosocial leadership. Huge congratulations to your whole school community.”
On receiving the award, Ms Fraser said: “The journey to becoming a Useful & Kind School has been like having a friend walk alongside us.
“We have exciting plans to keep building our Useful & Kind ethos, expanding out into the world where our children will soon take charge. It will be in good hands.”