(Where we are going)
Be The Best You Can Be!
Following on from the Olympic Games in London 2012, our school decided to adopt the 21st Century Legacy programme entitled ‘Be the Best you can Be.’ The sheer dedication and hard work that every athlete put into achieving their dreams was something that we wanted to instil into every child in our school. We wanted to catch the Olympic stardust and challenge the children to follow their own dreams, whatever they may be.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT
(What we are here to do)
We are a learning community which encourages everyone to achieve their maximum potential within a secure, stimulating and happy environment.
(What we intend to achieve)
create a secure, stimulating and happy learning environment with a friendly atmosphere and a strong sense of community
promote high expectations of learning and behaviour
value and encourage active parental involvement in their child’s learning with exchange of ideas and information
nurture and develop the essential life skills of self motivation, self esteem and the will to succeed
give everyone opportunities to develop their skills to the best of their ability and to celebrate all successes
develop the enthusiasm and processes which enable life long learning
ensure a confident and positive start to children’s school life, recognising and building on their previous knowledge, experience and understanding
ensure strong links are maintained with local educational settings as well as our local and wider community
promote education for sustainable development and citizenship
OUR VALUES and ETHOS
(What we believe in)
1. BUILDING LEARNING POWER
We believe that the most effective learner is the child who is truly independent in their approach to the way they learn. We promote this through the 4Rs of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reflectiveness and Reciprocity which are the key values of Building Learning Power developed by Professor Guy Claxton.
2. BRITISH VALUES
At our school, we actively promote the British Values in our classrooms, through assemblies and in our everyday conversations with our pupils.
In our school we have elected a school council so that we make sure every child has a voice.
The Rule of Law
We know that we must have rules to follow in school. There are also rules of law beyond our school that keep us all safe.
We encourage the children to make their own choices in a safe and happy environment.
Everyone is special. Everyone is different. We listen, respect and value what everyone says.
We wanted to create our own British Values poster that the children had designed. Each year group was given one to illustrate. The school councilors voted for the best one. A poster was then made which is on display in the school hall and in every classroom. We have also created our own British Values song, which the children all love to sing!