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Vision and Values

School Vision

‘Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.’
W.B Yeats

'Love learning and grow your brain!'
Staff, pupils and parents at Garsington CE Primary


School Aims

1) Our Red Kite school values (Responsibility, Enthusiasm, Determination, Kindness, Independence, Teamwork and Enrichment) are embedded into everything that we do within a nurturing and supportive Church of England school. 

· Everyone supports the school values that underpin our Christian ethos. Our values prepare children for living in a multi-cultural society.

· Children are passionate and confident to express their thoughts and views. The development of spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills is fully embedded across all aspects of school life.

· Every child feels valued within our welcoming, safe and friendly environment. Everyone’s strengths, whether these are academic, technical, artistic, scientific or physical are recognised, celebrated and developed.


2)   We prepare our children with excellent life-long learning skills to meet the demands of a fast changing world.


· We promote the growth mind-set approach to learning. Everyone feels fully involved and responsible for their learning.

· The school is a vibrant, engaging and positive place where pupils and staff love learning.

· Children leave our school confident, ambitious and independent, ready for the next stage of their learning.

3) We enrich the learning experience using the school environment, local facilities visits and visitors.

· Our curriculum is exciting and fun and makes full use of our own school facilities, grounds and the local area.

· Creative links are made with parents and those living in the local area.

· Children are actively involved in our local community and the local community are actively involved with the school. Strong links with the local Church reinforce our Christian values.



Our Red Kite Values

Each letter in Red Kite reflects one of our school values. 

We all aspire to be Red Kite Learners who are:

R: Responsible
(Making sensible choices, being trusted)

E: Enthusiastic
 (Being excited by learning and enjoying school)

D: Determined
(Not giving up, feeling challenged)

 

K: Kind
(Welcoming others, treating each other
with respect, being thoughtful)

I: Independent
(Using initiative, solving problems)

T: a Team Player
(Listening to each other, playing together, learning together)

E: Enriched
(Getting fully involved in school life,
recognising and developing interests and talents)