It takes a whole community to raise a child
At Featherstone we have discussed and decided on a set of expected outcomes; a vision for our children, which underlies and informs all our practice. Children attending our Nursery School will be:-
Taking responsibility for their own learning and behaviour
Applying their previous learning creatively
Making choices and decisions
whole community to raise a child
To prepare children and develop their skills for life
- To create a child-centred learning environment that is not only secure and inviting but also stimulating and challenging.
- To develop a working partnership with parents.
- To foster each child’s potential to function as an independent, confident, articulate responsible and caring member of society.
- To be aware of, and provide for, any particular needs of pupils having regard to their social, ethnic, cultural, linguistic and religious backgrounds.
- To prepare children for life in a multi-cultural society, building upon the strengths of cultural diversity, through the promotion of the ‘British Values’ of democracy, the rule of the law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance which are embedded in our curriculum.
- To develop children’s thinking skills, dispositions to learn, knowledge and understanding through developmentally appropriate experiences within the school and beyond.
- To be a resource for the community, and to use the community as a resource to enhance teaching and learning.
- To lay secure foundations for future learning by encouraging children to behave as learners and thinkers, ready to take advantage of the challenges and opportunities of every stage of education.
- To develop in every child a realistic, positive self-image and feelings of self-worth.
- The ensure that every child has access to a broad balanced and relevant curriculum.
- To work in partnership with parents and carers to develop good patterns of attendance, punctuality and a positive approach to behaviour and discipline.
- The early identification and support of children with special or additional needs.
- To work collaboratively with other individuals and organisations in order to support children and their families effectively.