Our Values and Ethos at East Boldon Infants School
At East Boldon Infant School we pride ourselves on providing children with a happy and stimulating environment in which they can learn, develop and achieve. We are committed to providing a warm and supportive ethos where staff, children and the whole school community work together to ensure all feel happy, safe and cared for.
We work in partnership with parents, governors and the local community, to provide a culture of excellence, where pupils are encouraged to reach their full potential. We teach and learn in an inclusive atmosphere where every child is encouraged and supported to be successful. It is important to us that every child is valued and that their unique qualities are recognised. The children’s self- respect, confidence and ability to work both independently and co-operatively are positively encouraged. British Values are promoted throughout school and we feel it is important that children understand these values, to enable them to contribute fully to life in modern Britain.
Our challenging, creative and exciting curriculum, combined with our high quality teaching, allows us to meet the diverse needs of all our pupils. We teach our children to have self-discipline, self-motivation and a sense of responsibility for their own well-being and for that of other people and their environment.
We aim to provide opportunities:
- for children to learn in a positive, secure and stimulating environment, where they are supported and encouraged to attain high levels achievement.
- to challenge the children in their learning through activities which develop their thinking, problem solving and investigation skills in all areas of the curriculum.
- for the children to experience a broad, balanced, enriched and creative curriculum where children are taught as individuals, in small groups and classes.
- for the children to grow in self-confidence, have a sense of personal worth and to be able to adapt to the changing world in which they live.
- for pupils to develop mutual respect for themselves and others and to become responsible citizens of both the school and the wider community.
We carefully monitor and assess the children’s learning and progress to ensure that children are given extra support when necessary and a higher level of challenge when appropriate.
We strive to develop a close and rewarding partnership between home and school, encouraging parents/carers to be active participants in all school activities. As an inclusive school we have an ‘open door’ policy and welcome parents and carers into school to support with their child’s learning.
“Outstanding care, guidance and support make a major contribution to pupil’s progress, enjoyment and well-being” (Ofsted)
“A rich and diverse curriculum captivates pupils, sustains their interest and provides a wealth of experiences” (Ofsted)