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School Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

PHILOSOPHY AND ETHOS

 

The Bridge Partnership Schools actively promote a warm, caring community where all are valued and recognised and there is a strong commitment to welfare and well-being of the children.

 

This belief is reflected in each individual school motto:

 

Ashbrook School: "Everyone matters. Everyone is important".

Holmwood School: "Bringing out the best in everyone".

 

The spiritual aspect of the school environment is central to its philosophy and ethos. Children best learn where there is a strong sense of community; where qualities of truth, tolerance, freedom, peace and love are fostered and sound interpersonal relationships are founded on respect and courtesy for others.

 

We aim to develop a strong sense of community by following these principles and aims:

 

  1. The provision of a happy, secure and relaxed atmosphere where children feel safe, comfortable and valued members of society, where discrimination of any nature is not tolerated;
  2. The development of warm respectful relationships between children adults and their peers, with an awareness of the rights and opinions of others;
  3. The provision for children to be independent and taught responsibility for their actions, property and property of others;
  4. The acceptable standards of conduct and behaviour made clear to children;
  5. The children’s respect for British moral values and a tolerance and understanding of traditions and cultures which are different from their own;
  6. The development of children’s responsive, caring and outward looking attitude towards the community;
  7. The whole staff of the school working in close co-operation to carry out the philosophy of the school, contributing to policy making and sharing the responsibility for its implementation;
  8. The development of a close liaison between the school, its governors, parents and other agencies within the community to ensure understanding and progression at every level.

 

The Aims of our Schools

 

  • To create an inclusive culture of achievement, high standards and high expectations, where all children are appropriately supported to achieve their potential
  • To promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all of our children.
  • To enable all children to use language and mathematics effectively
  • To ensure that all children have equal access to effective teaching and learning in all areas of a rich, broad, balanced curriculum
  • To develop sensitivity, friendliness, courtesy and tolerance towards others
  • To help children develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and discuss rationally and to acquire knowledge, skills and understanding relevant to a fast changing world
  • To be a school dedicated to self-evaluation, ongoing review and continuous improvement
  • To work in partnership with parents/carers and our immediate and wider community for the greater benefit of all children’s education.

 

IFTL Ashbrook Childhood Pledge

Citizenship

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to engage with others, to develop my understanding of my community and allow me to be a responsible and active citizen.

Environment

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to know how to look after the world I live in.  I will understand the impact I can have on the world around me and I will strive to care for and protect our planet.

  • Every child will have the opportunity to plant something in the local environment
  • Every child will have the opportunity to raise money for local and National charities
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in road safety events
  • Every child will have the opportunity visit elderly citizens  
  • Every child will have the opportunity to represent  or share views with the School Council
  • Every child will have the opportunity take care of living creatures
  • Every child will have the opportunity take part in forest fun
  • Every child will have the opportunity watch caterpillars and plants grow
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of re-cycling projects
  • Every child will have the opportunity to build a den

Culture/Heritage

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to have an understanding and appreciation of where I belong within my community, my past, the values and beliefs of others and how all of this impacts on my future.

Visits/Visitors

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to experience a range of adventures which will broaden my knowledge and understanding of the people and places around me.  I will welcome visitors into my learning environment and engage with the wider community through visits, making memories along the way.

  • Every child will have the opportunity to walk around our local area
  • Every child will have the opportunity to learn about a an important person and what they did
  • Every child will have the opportunity to learn about their own and others cultures
  • Every child will have the opportunity to raise money for local and National charities
  • Every child will have the opportunity to collect, and donate food to others
  • Every child will have the opportunity to visit the local park
  • Every child will have the opportunity to go on a coach trip
  • Every child will have the opportunity to experience a variety of visitors including scientists, authors, sports people and artists
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in trips to places of interest for example a museum, gallery or a castle that are linked to their learning

 Active

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to live an active and flourishing lifestyle so I can make informed and healthy decisions that have a positive effect on my own life and of those around me.

Arts

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to explore my creativity and imagination whilst allowing me to develop my confidence through the enjoyment of the arts.

  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of sports including football, dance and gym
  • Every child will have the opportunity to grow and tend to a variety of fruit and vegetables
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in 30 minutes of physical activity a day
  • Every child will have the opportunity to ride a bike or scooter
  • Every child will have the opportunity to perform on stage
  • Every child will have the opportunity to make a leaf for the school tree sculpture
  • Every child will have the opportunity to look at art in the local area
  • Every child will have the opportunity to dress up and visit an imaginary world
  • Every child will have the opportunity to produce art work that is displayed
  • Every child will have the opportunity to recite poetry

Life Skills

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to learn about money, how to save and spend money sensibly.  It helps me to develop my life skills which help me to contribute to my family, learning how to look after myself.

IFTL Community

The IFTL Childhood Pledge will support me to work alongside my peers within my own school as well as schools throughout the Trust.  We will celebrate each other’s achievements and share our learning journey together.

  • Every child will have the opportunity to learn how to be independent with all their belongings
  • Every child will have the opportunity to make food to share
  • Every child will have the opportunity to solve a problem with their friends
  • Every child will have the opportunity to understand and follow the school values
  • Every child will have the opportunity to understand and follow the British values
  • Every child will have the opportunity to raise money for a charity
  • Every child will have the opportunity to write to another child in a different school setting
  • Every child will have the opportunity to take part in a sporting event at another IFTL school

 

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