Describe with examples how schools may demonstrate and uphold their aims and values
I. [ Mission, Vision and Fundamental Aims:
The school?s statement of its mission, vision and fundamental aims articulates why the school
exists, what it wants to create, and what it considers to be the fundamental purpose of
The mission represents the overall raison d?etre of the school.
The mission statement comprises a core message:
? School?s original purpose
The values that the school stands for
? The reason for the school?s continued existence
The vision represents the desired future. It outlines general principles and is aspirational in
School?s Fundamental Aims
The fundamental aims are broad statements of educational goals. They relate to the
promotion by the school of the intellectual, physical, social, personal, spiritual, moral and
aesthetic development of all its pupils They provide a clear focus for the school.
? They must be set within the school?s mission and vision
? All stakeholders must articulate aims within the broader context of mission and
In relation to fundamental aims a school may refer to Section 9, Education Act, 1998 for
guidance. ........... ]
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