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Vision, Ethos and Values

Our Vision

Our vision statement is ‘Together we learn and grow’, which encapsulates our view that success as a school is achieved only through engagement of all stakeholders; children, staff, parents and governors. Our vision is:

  • To develop resilient, confident and emotionally intelligent children who demonstrate a love for learning that enables them to be active citizens who achieve all they want to in life.

  • For our children to thrive academically, mentally and physically in a nurturing environment.

Our Values

We will achieve our vision through a focus on our core values of ‘engagement’, ‘independence’, ‘respect’ and ‘resilience’.

Our school curriculum has our values at the centre of it. Our values will be woven throughout teaching, planning and communication.  Each value can be seen through a number of characteristics and behaviours:

  • Engagement - children build relationships, ask questions, generate ideas, try alternatives, plan and research, be curious, love learning.

  • Independence - children evaluate strengths, have pride in their learning, are organised (in time and resources), are creative, show initiative, take responsibility

  • Respect - children understand consequences, are mindful of others’ feelings, find resolutions to reach agreed outcomes, collaborate, listen to others, respect difference, identify improvements that would benefit others as well as themselves, respect views that may differ from their own

  • Resilience - children persevere, problem-solve, invite feedback, deal positively with praise and setbacks, manage emotions, show confidence


  • We learn as much from our children and their individual strengths and interests as they do from us as a staff team. We value their input, and they know they are valued. Wellbeing has to be our priority and is embedded in all of our work - happy children can learn.

  • We want our children to be the best versions of themselves they can be, to believe they can be whoever they want to be and for them to value learning for its own sake.

  • We believe that our children should experience all kinds of learning, with lots of relevant, practical experiences integral to our school curriculum.

  • We believe that children should be allowed and enabled to work in their own way and not be forced to experience a model of learning that is not suited to them.

  • We believe that children should be involved in their learning, included in ideas and that our teaching should be adapted to the interests and responses of the children.