Vision, Mission 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: Mission

We will develop all the children who join Spring Grove to their full potential; academically, socially, physically and emotionally in a supportive, caring and friendly community.  Within a beautiful rural setting, our school is small enough for us to know every child and their family and encourage them to support the school motto: ‘Always Do Your Best’.

School ethos: Values

Curiosity: is at the heart of all our learning. We are encouraged  to be inquisitive, open-minded, forward-thinking, to ask good questions and to enjoy collaborating. We learn to listen empathetically and learn to give and receive feedback well. We are encouraged and taught to be good communicators and adventurers, and to ask big questions. Our teachers also challenge us with big questions, and we enjoy solving problems.

Creativity: We embrace diversity and like to be unique, imaginative, inspired, inventive, innovative, visionary and expressive.  We love the opportunity to perform, especially in front of an audience, and to design and paint, giving us the opportunity to be expressive in different ways. This really helps us feel good and aids our well-being.

Consideration / Care:  Everyone at SG shows kindness to others, we are respectful, thoughtful, understanding, caring, honest, loyal, unpretentious, generous, nurturing, helpful, community focused, public spirited, keen to serve, a global citizen, an eco citizen, responsible and trustworthy.

Craftsmanship: We know it is important to show pride in what we do, to learn from mistakes. As growth mindset learners, we make more mistakes because we are pushing ourselves to try something more challenging or adventurous. We know 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! 

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.