Orchard Infant School

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Visions and Values

Our Core Values

As a school community, we believe the ethos of the school should be built on a foundation of core values.

The staff and Governors have agreed the five core values:






The core values help us all sustain an ethos which supports children as reflective learners and promotes qulaity teaching and learning. We believe that these core values help children understand that there are central beliefs that people hold.

We encourage children to consider these values thereby developing their social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral understanding.

We aim to develop children as learners who will grow up to be considerate, tolerant and responsible citizens.

Our core values are key to the way we work together, with the children and with all our parents


Our Learning Values...

Our Learning Values underpin our Integrated Curriculum. Each Learning Value is represented within each project which helps the children to develop each of the values within a meaningful context. Each year group develops and builds upon the skills for each value from the previous year and we plan for opportunities to learn and demonstrate then within our academic and wider curriculum.

We want our children to leave our school with these values firmly instilled in them; to stand up for what they believe in, to try new things, to be kind and caring, inclusive to others and to have empathy and respect for the world around them


Our Vision...

We believe that thinking is a fundamental life skill that will prepare our children for their future. Thinking is a common thread that links all our values.

We aim to enable children to think confidently in a variety of ways and to value their own thoughts along with those of others.

We encourage children to generate, represent and question ideas, process information, solve problems, reason, enquire and evaluate.

We offer a rich and exciting curriculum with a range of challenges that stimulate thinking.



Our Vision...

We believe that independence enables children to begin to take ownership of their learning and to know about themselves as learners.

We aim for children to participate actively in and manage their own learning. Children will develop self-esteem, confidence and motivation and become life-long learners.

We encourage children to develop self-management skills, be self-motivated, make informed choices and take decisions to further their learning.

We offer opportunities for children to independently develop their ideas and access appropriate resources on their own.



Our Vision...

We believe that interdependence is important because the success of a community depends upon its members co-operating and collaborating.

We aim to develop children’s confidence and trust when working collaboratively. They will learn from each other and appreciate how the strengths of each individual contribute to their shared success.

We encourage children to listen, respond, share and support each other in order to work well as a team. We promote respect and understanding of others.

We offer opportunities and support for children to work collaboratively across the curriculum and take different roles within the team.



Our Vision...

We believe that creativity is an expression of uniqueness. It is an opportunity for children to explore and express ideas, generate and refine thoughts by making connections which allow them a sense of satisfaction and enjoyment in seeing concepts successfully achieved.

We aim for children to confidently hypothesise, explore and express ideas to develop their own unique concepts.

We encourage children to challenge and satisfy their curiosity and imagination without limits and for them to take risks in order to develop solutions for original outcomes.

We offer stimulating contexts which will inspire children to use their imaginations. We will give children opportunities to research and develop their ideas and skills in order to produce a valued and purposeful outcome.



Our vision...

We believe we are all spiritual with an inner self that needs nurturing through experiences that invoke awe and wonder and a deep emotional response.

We aim to enable children to develop hopes and dreams and to find their own place in the world whilst reflecting on treasured moments that transcend the ordinary.

We encourage children to explore and contemplate life’s big questions whilst finding real meaning and purpose to their lives.

We offer children the opportunities to seize the moment and to spontaneously react to significant experiences around them.

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