Our Vision & Values
Our vision is:
Every child will reach their own personal and academic excellence and will be motivated to be life-long learners.
Our values are brought to life by six characters the school has developed. These are:
Rosie Resilience loves giving something new a try.
Sometimes it is hard work. It feels like she is climbing a mountain and makes her legs feel heavy. But she knows how good it feels when you give it a go so she rolls up her sleeves and gets going!
Look at all her stickers that show how well she has been trying! She has badges for asking for help, for thinking of a possible solution to something tricky and listening to feedback from others who can help her. Rosie also knows that resilience is not always easy. She is a blackberry, and they don’t grow in pretty gardens. They grow on tougher ground – so she knows that trying her best is difficult, and she may make a mistake or two along the way. She just uses these mistakes to help her learn and be prepared for her next challenge.
Rosie is kind to others and recognises when they might be finding it hard to give it a go. So she helps them by leading the way, waving her ‘Try your best’ flag.
Robbie Respect knows that looking after others, and their feelings, is really important.
So he always tries hard to listen with his big ears. He knows he might hear something important, especially when adults are giving instructions.
Robbie does his own thing, he is an individual. But then we are all different, aren’t we? He loves learning about other people’s families, their backgrounds and cultures by asking lots of questions. He feels sad if people are disrespectful, so he is on a mission to make sure that doesn’t happen!
Robbie knows that his actions, words and choices can have an impact on the people around him. He loves to play and knows how important it is to take turns. He is polite and never forgets to say ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’. He always remembers to say ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon’ too and often asks how your day has been. He even holds doors open for you!
Robbie understands how important it is to say ‘sorry’ if he makes a mistake. He knows that saying sorry, and meaning it, can make people feel better. Robbie tries his best to not make the same mistake twice.
He knows that it is important to look after his property and other people’s when he is using it. That way everyone can enjoy using it too. He also presents his words, appearance and work to an exceptional standard.
Colleen Collaboration is a huge value.
Colleen is small, but important. She enjoys sharing wonderful stories about her experiences with others in her community. She listens very well to what other people tell her about their community too. She knows it is important to form her own opinion on what she learns, so she takes a deep breath, concentrates and forms a beautiful bubble to show her view.
The feelings and special times she has spent with the communities she is part of are very important to Colleen. They help to build her unique character. We all have our own marvellous cultural tales to show too.
Colleen doesn’t like stereotypes that might be untrue. Her own experience shows her that it doesn’t matter that she is tiny,as you are never too small to make a difference to the people and world around you!
She has an important part to play in the future of the world. One small act can make an enormous difference.
You can recognise Harry Happiness by his big smile.
His big smile spreads across her face as he tries hard to Think Positive. Talk Positive. Feel Positive. He spreads positivity and kindness wherever he goes using her words and actions. He always thinks through his actions before he speaks as he knows what he says can have a real impact on those around her.
He has lots of things that he loves doing and loves talking about what they are. He understands that different people like different things. Harry loves playing games and even though he doesn’t always win, he knows it doesn’t really matter. He is a graceful winner and loser which helps make everyone happy!
Harry comforts people with his words, sometimes with a helping hand and sometimes with a big hug. Harry is great to have around!
India Independence is a value you can trust.
Sometimes trying new things can be scary, but India does it with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and tries her very best. Before asking anyone for help, she always has a go by herself first and enjoys all challenges she meets.
India Independence looks after her lovely shiny clock. It means she can be responsible for being in the line at 10 to 9. She doesn’t like letting people down by being late. India has very sensitive ears. She uses them to listen carefully to instructions so she can follow them or ask politely for help.
India always makes sure she is ready to learn. She never forgets her PE kit, reading book or homework. She knows as soon as she walks through the classroom door, learning starts and always checks the board to see what she needs to do first.
India Independence is such a grown-up value.
Andy is a really special value as he is made up of a wonderful mixture of all of the other values!
He tries his hardest every day and uses his thoughts, actions and feelings very wisely to show Personal Excellence and hold up all of the values for everyone to see. Andy inspires others to “Strive to Achieve”. He is very proud to have earnt his medals which show everyone what a star he is!