School Ethos and Values

'Living Together, Learning Together'

We want our children to live together and learn together in harmony.  We want them to grow into independent citizens that are responsible, respectful and contribute to the local and world community.

Each child's success and sense of wellbeing are important to us.  We give equal status to social development and academic achievement.  We will nurture and celebrate each child's individual talents and needs, through providing a rich palette of opportunities for each child to thrive on.

Our Core Values

Our core social values are:

  • Be gentle
  • Be kind and thoughtful
  • Work hard
  • Look after property
  • Listen to people
  • Do be honest

Our core learning values are:

Da Vinci

 

 Da Vinci

Creativity:

  • I enjoy exploring and playing around with my ideas
  • I can think of different approaches to solve a problem
  • I trust my own judgements and follow them through
  • I use my imagination
  • I can learn how to learn

 Belinda

 

Belinda

 Changing and Learning:

  • I can exercise my brain so that it works better
  • Over time my learning changes me
  • I like to learn

 Winston

 

Winston

Learning Relationships:

  • I can learn and work by myself
  • I can learn with and from others
  • I can share my difficulties in my learning and let the right people help me
  • I can spot an expert and try to be like them
  • I can share my learning with others
  • I can reflect on my own learning

 

 Mango

 

Mango

 Critical Curiosity:

  • I like to ask deep questions so I can come to my own conclusions
  • I want to know how, why, when, what and where!
  • I don't accept information without questioning it for myself
  • I enjoy finding things out for myself

 Ariadne

 

Ariadne

 Meaning Making:

  • I am good at capturing ideas and weaving them together
  • I can lookffor ways to fit ideas together
  • I can make a link between what I am learning and what I already know
  • I can ask questions to find links between ideas
  • I can use what I have learnt in other situations
  • I can say which aspects of my learning have inspired me

 Rocky

 

Rocky

 Resilience:

  • I like a challenge in my learning
  • I can use my mistakes to start again, better informed
  • Even if I am frightened of getting it wrong, I'll still give it a go
  • I can persevere even when I am finding it difficult

 

 Edwina

 

Edwina

 Strategic Awareness:

  • I like to fly over a problem or challenge and plan how I'm going to solve it
  • I know why I need to learn
  • I know what makes me a good learner
  • I can estimate how long it will take me to complete a task