Vision & Values

“Our vision is to be an outstanding school in all that we do. We will inspire and nurture a love of learning through a challenging and creative curriculum. Every individual will be recognised for their achievement and feel safe, secure and valued within our school family”

At our village school and Early Years Centre we aim to provide a welcoming atmosphere where staff and children work together to create a happy, calm, caring and purposeful environment.

This will be achieved through a broad and balanced creative curriculum with high quality teaching and learning experiences. This will be provided in a well-resourced school that promotes creativity, inclusion, cooperation and where individual talents and efforts are valued and celebrated. We encourage all pupils to wear our school uniform so that they feel an integral part of the school and are able to show pride in belonging to it.

Our 2 year Values Programme: 2018 – 2019

School Vision

A link to www.values-education.com

British Values

British Values are at the core of our staff and pupil development and tie in closely with our values-based curriculum. This promotes our vision of ‘Growing together’.

We are committed to developing and promoting the British Values. We believe that the British Values play a role in children’s upbringing and development, by guiding behaviour and promoting good citizenship so that all children achieve their full potential, as well as developing a full understanding of their role within their community. Our assembly programme and wider curricular teaching are key ways in which we develop our key values, including British values with our children, meaning that our children leave the school at the end of Year 4 as well-rounded young people who are ready to take the next step into their Education and into Society.

 

The five British Values as set out in the 2011 Government’s Prevent Strategy are:

Democracy
  • All pupils participate in class led Pow Wows about academic learning as well as thoughts and ideas on school community improvements
  • Daily school assemblies allow additional opportunities to share thoughts and emotions.
  • Opportunities to have their voices heard on their village and the wider community via PSHE lessons and class discussions.
The Rule of Law Our Golden Rules at School

  • We are gentle – we don’t hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful – we don’t hurt anyone’s feelings
  • We listen – we don’t interrupt
  • We are honest – we don’t cover up the truth
  • We work hard – we don’t waste our own or other’s time
  • We look after property – we don’t waste or damage things

Rewards for following our Golden Rules are Team Points, Finer Diner Tokens and Golden Tickets

Our Golden Rules at Pre-school

  • We are gentle – we use kind hands
  • We listen – we respect each other
  • We have fun – we always try to do our best
  • We look after our toys – we don’t break or throw them.
Individual Liberty
  • Freedom to be safe, secure and supported in a stimulating environment.
  • Encouraged to know rights, responsibilities and personal freedoms.
  • Opportunity to participate at various clubs and activities and choose according to personal interests.
  • Children have the chance to share their feelings and opinions in a safe way.
Mutual Respect
  • Respect for others.
  • Respect oneself.
  • Children are always able to have their opinions heard, we foster a respectful environment where they are safe to agree and disagree with each other.
  • Celebrate other children’s successes and achievements in class and in celebration assembly
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
  • Understanding of their place in our culturally diverse British society.
  • RE curriculum introduces a range of religions and beliefs supporting pupils to discuss and recognise different beliefs and faiths.
  • Stereotypes are challenged effectively.
  • Visitors coming into school from different faith backgrounds sharing their faith and celebratory festivals, such as Reverend Toze (local church), The Anne Frank Trust UK.

Our Equality Objectives

The Equality Act 2010 requires us to publish specific and measurable equality objectives. Our equality objectives are based on our analysis of data and other information. Our equality objectives focus on those areas where we have agreed to take action to improve equality and tackle disadvantages.

We will regularly review the progress we are making to meet our equality objectives.

Equality Objective 1:To gather information to monitor whether extracurricular opportunities, enrichment activities and parental support arrangements are accessed equally by all groups.

Equality Objective 2: To further enhance information provided to Governors to ensure that they are fully aware about the relative attainment and progress of different groups of pupils in order to monitor their performance.

Equality Objective 3 (added in July 2018): Efforts are made to ensure that all learners encounter a wide variety of role models, including those who do not conform to stereotypes and those who the pupils do not regularly encounter in the local community, thereby ensuring the school develops a dynamic, relevant and inclusive curriculum.