Our Values, Vision and Aims
Our Learning Values
Within our learning environment we teach our children to persevere in doing something, despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. In the words of Confucius, we want our children to remember:
'It doesn’t matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop'
Our children are encouraged to welcome challenge and have self-belief. We want them to say:
‘I may not be there yet, but I am closer than I was yesterday.’
We strongly believe that respect is a two way process and this is built into our school Code of Conduct. It is vital that our children embrace a respect of differences and, other people’s views and opinions. We believe that respect distinguishes from right and wrong, values all, and is a vital moral component of our school community.
We strongly believe that by working together with others, children are enabled to solve future problems. Our curriculum fosters opportunities for children to collaborate. Through this, children build self - esteem, positive attitudes and see others’ point of view.
Vision for the future
The core purpose of our Vision is to ensure that future curriculum development continues to provide an authentic, ambitious and diverse curriculum conducive to the needs of the children, and provides cultural capital* through a broad and balanced approach.
It is paramount to the team that we do not ‘copy’ what others do, and that we continuously action research to provide a curriculum for our children. The Shipton Bellinger community want our children to have unique experiences that ‘feed’ a growing mind so that they can draw on cultural awareness, giving them the best possible start to their education.
Our curriculum’s will drive our Vision and will ensure that:
- Our children are challenged
- Our children take risks
- Our children seek to discover and enjoy what are some of the most precious years of their lives rather than remain within a comfort zone happily doing all the things that are easy and undemanding. This could be as simple as removing their shoes, feeling the grass beneath their feet and creating poetry from it
Our vision will provide us with a strong identity underpinned by our values; we will be transparent and do exactly what it is intended to do. Our first priority remains to ensure that children are safe and secure and is, and will be, at the heart of everything we do. As a team, we continually strive to ensure that every day children come to school, it is filled with achievement and positivity.