Vision, Aims and Values
Our vision, mission and values are at the heart of everything we do at Spring Grove.
School ethos: Vision
There is a strong family feel at Spring Grove – a sense that as a community we are all working together towards a common goal. The children at Spring Grove clearly love learning and enjoy living, and we pride ourselves that academic rigour and wellbeing go hand-in-hand. We deliberately cultivate an appetite for adventure and a tolerance for error, creating can-do people, who are able to act independently.
Our expert teachers and support staff deliver an ambitious, broad, knowledge- and skills-based curriculum, where there is mastery of subjects from phonics and numeracy to the skills needed on the sports field or in an orchestra. We are research-led, outward-facing and innovative. There is a culture of coaching, and we have exceptional teachers who learn from each other. There is also strong parental engagement (which matters to us) and we are impact measured.
As our pupils grow, they develop into adaptive, responsive and caring people. We see every child in the school as unique and seek to nurture each individual, so that they develop and thrive in every area of their lives.
School ethos: Aims
Our aims are:
- To allow all of our children to love learning and enjoy living
- To develop can-do, resourceful and curious children
- To ensure all of our children understand the values of kindness and respect
- To nurture community-minded, public-spirited global citizens
- To cultivate an appetite for adventure and a tolerance for error
- To live out the school motto: ‘Always Do Your Best’
School ethos: Values
Curiosity: Curiosity is at the heart of all our learning. We are encouraged to be inquisitive, open-minded and forward-thinking; to ask good questions and to enjoy collaborating. We learn to listen empathetically, and to give and receive feedback well. We are taught to be good communicators and adventurers. Our teachers challenge us with big questions, and we enjoy solving problems.
Confidence: Having a growth mindset helps us to be ‘can-do’ people. We are encouraged and supported to act independently. We are taught that we can get better through practice and determination – and this is a really important life skill. We are genuine, ambitious, resilient, passionate and resourceful.
Creativity: We embrace diversity and we like to be imaginative and inventive, innovative and expressive. We love the opportunity to perform, especially in front of an audience. We like to sing, play, speak, dance, design and paint, giving us the opportunity to be expressive in many different ways. Being creative helps us feel good and aids our wellbeing.
Consideration / Care: We are unpretentious and careful to show kindness to others; we are respectful, thoughtful and understanding. As friends we learn the value of honesty, loyalty and generosity. In our school we are nurturing and helpful, responsible and trustworthy. In our community we are keen to serve and public spirited, striving to be eco citizens and global citizens.
Craftsmanship: We show pride in what we do, and we learn from our mistakes. As growth mindset learners, we know we will make mistakes because we are not afraid to push ourselves to try something challenging or adventurous. We understand that it’s important to keep practising the hard bits to make something the best it can be, because we always want to do our best!