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Our Ethos

Nurture – Inspire – Succeed

Our school visions and aims are based around our 6 Core Values which underpin all that we do within Greenvale:

Respect

Readiness

Resourcefulness

Responsibility

Resilience

Reflectiveness

How children learn best:

The staff at Greenvale Primary School have written this statement which underpins all areas of the school’s work. We believe that children need to play, explore, observe, investigate, repeat, copy, problem solve and represent. It is also a means whereby children can come to terms with themselves, other people and the world around. We want the children to be happy and confident at school and feel that the following principles will provide the best opportunities for the children to learn:

  • As a staff, we have high expectations and believe that the children should be encouraged to share these expectations within their own learning
  • Learning experiences will provide and encourage child to think creatively and become independent learners through a broad and balanced education for all pupils
  • Learning will be challenging and the children will work and be able to take risks, without fear of failure ensuring equal access to learning for every pupil at the appropriate level
  • Learning will be well planned and cross-curricular in nature and will support children’s ‘spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • Children will have opportunities to initiate their own learning and have time to work in depth and follow through activities and interests
  • We inspire a love of reading so that our pupils develop a passion and enthusiasm for learning
  • Adults in the school will be supportive, interested and involved in the children’s learning and value them as individual as well as promoting a positive attitude towards learning. All children will have the opportunity to experience and build on success
  • We believe that the learning environment should be well-organised, attractive and stimulating so that each child can learn in a happy atmosphere. We teach our children to have pride in our school
  • We will value and recognise diversity and celebrate differences
  • At Greenvale, we recognise that parents and carers are the children’s first educator and strive to work in close partnership, building on the children’s own experiences
  • Every child and adult are important in our school and we value the contribution of all
  • Learning will ensure that all children are ready for the next stage in their learning

As a staff, we hope that this framework will allow all the children to achieve the best results and enjoy their time at our school.