Aims, Vision and Ethos
Our School Aims:
- To value and recognise the uniqueness, achievement and progress of our children and families both past and present.
- To promote British and Universal values and attitudes of care, tolerance, trust and respect within the school and wider community. We are a Rights Respecting School (silver) as well as an ECO school (silver).
- To nurture and support all abilities, developing a culture of inclusion and equality for all our learners.
- To ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high-quality enabling environment.
- To equip children with the resilience and perseverance to become creative and independent thinkers and to become learners for life within an ever-changing world.
- To take a holistic approach to support the care and education of all our children.
Our vision and ethos is very much centred on our agreed image of the child. At Martenscroft, this image is based on mutual respect. It is our belief that every child can teach us through child led explorations to learn and grow to become competent learners. We have high expectations for every child, regardless of need and it is our ambition for every child to succeed and be fully included in all aspects of school life.
We have collectively agreed a set of values that are important to the whole school community. These reflect our beliefs about how young children learn.
- Children are able communicators; they are able to communicate in a range of ways. Children are encouraged to express their uniqueness.
- Children are resilient; they can think creatively and problem solve through the possibility of endless exploration.
- Children are curious; they are engaged and participate fully in their learning. They become deeply interested and motivated.
- Children are healthy; they are comfortable in their own skin. They have a positive sense of health and well being both mentally and physically.
- Children develop a positive sense of belonging; they have close relationships with their key workers and more widely within the staff teams and are able to contribute to the whole school community.
- Children are independent; they are encouraged to take a lead in their learning where possible and are supported to take safe risks in their learning. Children are always encouraged to have "a can do" nature”.