‘Working hard is important, but there is something that matters more…believing in yourself.’ (Harry Potter)
Ethos, Culture & Values
Our school ethos, culture and core values are represented through the acronym: MAGIC
These values apply equally to all members of the school community: children, staff, parents/carers and community partners.
We are privileged to be learning together in education. We have the ability to profoundly change children’s lives so they are stimulated and have reason to achieve their dreams; we are accountable to them and ourselves. Learning should be challenging but also enjoyable and inspirational. Our innovative curriculum motivates, excites and enthuses our children. It is broad, balanced and linked to their interests. It teaches the children to go ‘above and beyond’ – to think and care about others, and to work together to help and make a difference to those less fortunate than themselves.
We have high expectations of our children and each other. We welcome challenge, aim for excellence and apply MAGIC learning behaviours in all that we do. We are ambitious for our children and staff and encourage them to have a spirited and passionate attitude to learning. We know them individually and provide for them as we would want for our own children – that is their right.
We are wholly committed to our Child Centred ethos. We are innovative and passionate about going the extra mile to provide the best possible education for our children to find the magic in every child. We teach them to have courage, think big, dig deep and to make a difference for themselves and others.
Indeed, ‘It is important to remember that we all have magic inside us’ (J K Rowling).
The time children spend with us is precious and our role in supporting each of them to become independent, curious investigators, who take safe risks is crucial. We uphold our responsibility to prepare every child for a life beyond school where they are tenacious and strive hard to achieve and fulfil their maximum potential. We teach them to recognise danger and to keep themselves safe.
We all show integrity, value diversity and therefore have a duty and responsibility to communicate professionally, honestly and openly with each other. We model this to our children and support them to become effective communicators, who know that their voice is valued, important and deserves to be heard. We teach and empower our children to recognise, debate and challenge ‘wrong doing’ as this is a protective factor as the grow into adulthood in the world. All our relationships are built on trust, teamwork and British Values including tolerance and respect. This impacts positively on our children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.