School Vision, Ethos and Values

Our staff and Governors will…

• Work in partnership with our families, the local community and external agencies for the benefit of our children.
• Provide a curriculum that is relevant, exciting, challenging and responsive to the needs of all children and enables them to flourish, make choices and take risks
• Be committed and dedicated to inspiring young learners with high quality teaching and learning environments and a focus on developing essential life skills.
• Provide a safe environment where children have a voice, are listened to, feel safe and are happy.
• Be good role models, provide high expectations and enable all children to reach their full potential.
• Empower children to share responsibility for their learning and behaviour.
• Create an ethos of inclusivity, respect and tolerance where views, faiths, cultures and races are valued and children are engaged with the wider community.
• Be committed to professional development in order to continually improve our practice.

Our Children will …
• Feel safe, valued, included and empowered and have a positive self-image and attitude.
• Be able to make appropriate choices for behaviour, to understand the consequences of their own and others’ behaviour and learn to distinguish
right from wrong.
• Be willing to try their best and take responsibility for their own learning so that they are able to fulfil their potential.
• Feel part of a community through the establishment of supportive and positive relationships with their peers and other adults.
• Be able to understand and express their ideas, feelings and beliefs in the knowledge that they will be listened to and respected.
• Communicate effectively and think creatively, solve problems, work collaboratively and persevere even when things get tricky.
• Be able to read and write with fluency and accuracy for a range of purposes and enjoyment and to work mathematically with confidence and understanding.
• Have dreams and aspirations, be open to possibilities and be all that they can be.
• Be physically and emotionally healthy and keen to learn.
• Be independent, confident, resilient and curious.

School Values

A value is a principle that guides our thinking and our behaviour.  At Moat Farm Infant School, every child is valued for who they are and what they contribute to school.  Values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil in school.

Our school has 6 core values:

Collaboration

Children should be taught how successful collaborative teamwork can shorten time, divide effort and increase the group morale. Teams can accentuate strengths and bring out the best in its members. We want children to learn the benefits of teamwork so we must teach children the positive functions of teams but also the ability to speak up and challenge a team if necessary.

Respect

Children should be taught how to celebrate unique qualities in others but also to acknowledge similarities and differences.  Children should show positive behaviour towards others and any instances of ‘bullying’ should be discussed with helpful strategies to eliminate this.

Perseverance

Children’s successes should be acknowledged and celebrated. They should be encouraged to share their goals and the steps of how they are going to achieve this. Children should be encouraged to stretch their goals and dream big!

Responsibility

Children will be taught how to keep their body healthy through healthy eating and exercise. Personal hygiene should be discussed and how to eliminate passing germs.

Friendship

Family and friendships should be covered and why these relationships are important to us. Children should know the qualities of what makes a good friend and how they can make their friends happier

Positivity

Children should be exposed to change in both humans and animals. Change should be discussed in a positive way so children don’t feel anxious and should know how to cope with these changes. This value should congratulate children on how they have changed and how much they have learnt. Children should be prepared for transition.

A new value is taught every half term.

Our school motto is ‘At Moat Farm Infants everyday; we learn, achieve, have fun and play!’