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.
- We will develop a values-based education in close partnership with all the staff, parents, governors, and the wider community.
- All children will be given the opportunity to achieve their full potential and to develop into confident, caring, honest and responsible young people, capable of making a positive contribution to
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: 2020 – 2021
Our 2 year Values Programme: 2018 – 2019
A link to www.values-education.com
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:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect
- Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.