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Ethos, Vision, Values and Curriculum Intent

Ethos, Vision, Values and Curriculum Intent

 

Our overarching aim is to nurture and inspire happy, healthy, confident learners

 

At Inglehurst Infant School we pride ourselves on creating a welcoming, caring and safe environment in which each person feels valued and respected. We teach a broad and balanced curriculum, building the necessary skills and confidence needed for pupils to achieve high standards, as well as develop a life-long love of learning.

It is our priority to learn about the children as individuals, finding out what motivates and inspires them as well as their unique learning needs. We create a stimulating environment and provide rich learning activities that encourage children’s curiosity and an eagerness to learn. We aim to raise aspirations and encourage the belief that with ambition, hard work and resilience they have the potential to achieve great things. We want all pupils to become confident, healthy and caring individuals who value and respect the differences that make themselves and others unique.

It is important to us to build good links with families as it is our belief that when parents, carers and school staff work well together everyone benefits. By sharing unique insights and different perspectives we all gain a more complete understanding of each child’s abilities, strengths and challenges. We also know that a child’s chances of success in school are greatly improved when parents and carers know how to support their child’s learning at home and when children can see that they have a whole team of adults working together to support them.

Inglehurst Infant School is an inclusive school and we value the unique contributions that all children have to bring to the classroom. We believe that diverse groups of children working side by side will benefit all. We aim to break down barriers to learning by understanding the needs of our children and their families and putting in place support, where needed, for them to thrive.

As an infant school we believe that we have a duty to get the basics right and to lay firm foundations academically, socially and emotionally because we know that these positive early experiences will support future successes. Spoken language, vocabulary development, phonics, reading, writing and maths are taught daily so that children acquire the skills that will increase their opportunities to access the wider curriculum and to learn independently. We also provide frequent opportunities for children to develop social skills and the emotional capabilities to enable them to understand their feelings and to solve problems.

We have developed a creative topic based curriculum as we know from experience that children learn best when they are immersed in topics that interest them. The different subject areas are interwoven throughout the topics, taught in a logical progression, systematically and explicitly enough for all pupils to acquire the intended knowledge and skills. Visitors to school and educational visits are planned in to topics to further enhance learning experiences as well as to inspire pupils and raise aspirations.

We review our curriculum regularly, reflecting on our pedagogy and the latest educational developments and research. We are unwavering in our ambition to ensure that we provide the best possible educational experiences for our pupils so that each one of them can reach their potential and are well prepared for the next stage in their learning.

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