We aim to promote positive behaviour and conduct by developing strong values within the pupils at the school. Above all we wish to give our pupils a love of learning, to be confident and independent individuals. How we learn is as important as what we are learning and we want that learning to be engaging, enjoyable and meaningful. We strive to provide an environment that fosters effective learning which is a relaxed and happy one, where the pupils are absorbed in learning.
Children are fully involved and engaged in the values of the school and wider British society and we ensure that pupils are given every opportunity to reflect on their own personal ideas, their role within their own community and within the wider world.
We endeavour to give our pupils a love of learning, to be confident and independent individuals. How we learn is as important as what we are learning and we want that learning to be engaging, enjoyable and meaningful.
The school has a particularly caring ethos and we find that new children settle in very quickly. The pupils of our school say, ‘This school is like a big family: everybody knows each other and we care for each other well’ (Ofsted February 2018). Children new to Nursery and Reception have opportunities for taster sessions before they start, reinforced by home visits, to ensure a really well supported start to their learning experience. We work closely with parents throughout school to make sure that the atmosphere which fosters effective learning is a relaxed and happy one, where the learners are absorbed in tasks relevant to their needs.
We want our children to:
The list below describes the understanding and knowledge expected of pupils as a result
of schools promoting fundamental British values.
• an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process - Democracy
• an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety;
• an understanding that there is a separation of power between the executive and the judiciary, and that while some public bodies such as the police and the army can be held to account through Parliament, others such as the courts maintain independence;
• an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law; Mutual Respect
• an acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour; and Toleracne of those of different faith and beliefs
• an understanding of the importance of identifying and combatting discrimination.