School Ethos & Values

Mission Statement

“We have our children at heart and in mind”.

We provide an education based on Christian principles and we aim to develop spiritual awareness and growth in the children and the adult group.

Our children become confident, independent learners. They are responsive to challenge and change and we have very high expectations of them.

Ethos

  • Our guiding principle is that WE CARE FOR EACH OTHER.
  • We welcome children and adults from all faiths (and of no faith), all ethnic groups and all cultures into our school family. We value and respect difference.
  • Across all key stages, our teaching is child centred, multi-sensory, active and co-operative. We are a creative school.
  • We foster the spiritual, intellectual, physical, artistic, musical, social, emotional and moral development of children and adults in our school community.
  • We continue to develop our outdoor environment as our largest classroom. Our school grounds and how we use them to support teaching and learning are well known. We are committed to the study of and support for the intricate living world and to a belief in the integrity of all life.
  • We work in close partnership with our parent group, with the children’s extended families, with our governors, with our local authority, with central government and with visitors to our school.
  • We value and promote our links with the parishes of Arborfield, Newland and Barkham and with the local, national and international community. We are a community school.
  • We do all that we can to promote equal opportunities for everyone. This is a school that is committed to the principles of inclusion.

Core Values

  • To provide the environment, stimulus and opportunities which will encourage and enable every child to discover and fulfil his/her potential
  • To enable each child to develop confidence and self-esteem and to encourage self-reliance, self-discipline and responsibility, both in and out of school
  • To help each child to take responsibility for his/her own learning
  • To preserve and develop a distinctive religious character for the school in accordance with the principles of the Church of England, in partnership with the parish Church and Diocese
  • To ensure each child leaves the school with achievements commensurate with his/her ability, with knowledge skills and attitudes and values that will provide a sure foundation for the next stage of his/her education.
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