School Vision and Values
Our school values state that we wish to develop an aspirational climate to enable all children to enjoy learning. We want our children to leave this school confident individuals with the resilience to continue to learn and live happy and fulfilled lives. Confidence does not come naturally to most people – we need to teach children the skills they require to become confident. If we firstly show that we have confidence in their ability, they will in turn absorb this confidence. In school we always encourage children to try to do things for themselves – we know that to learn new skills we need to experience failure and learn the resilience to deal with failure.
Our reward systems celebrate the behaviours of effective learning: thinking, collaboration, motivation and engagement; and we refer to these characteristics on a daily basis through our woodland characters which are displayed in every classroom.
Engagement – Playing and Exploring
- Finding out and exploring
- Playing with what they know
- Being willing to ‘have a go’
Motivation – Active Learning
- Being involved and concentrating
- Keep trying
- Enjoying achieving what they set out to do
Thinking – Creating and Thinking Critically
- Having their own ideas
- Making links
- Choosing ways to do things
Colloration – Working and Playing Together
- Listening to others
- Sharing ideas
- Finding a compromise
These characteristics can be applied to all aspect of life and we encourage you to refer to these characteristics whenever possible.