Ethos & Beliefs

Our School Vision

To Inspire, Enable and Educate for ‘Life in all its Fullness’.

Our school vision embraces the Church of England's own vision for education, with the promise by Jesus of 'life in all its fullness' at its heart. As a school, we are committed to embracing the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional and social development of all in our care. We strive for educational and academic excellence by supporting and developing the wisdom, hope, community, dignity and love of all within our school.

Our Core Values

Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills

We encourage all to seek wisdom, knowledge, truth and understanding and help all within our school to develop the skills needed to live life in all its fullness. We nurture academic achievement, together with emotional intelligence and creativity by providing a broad, balanced curriculum.

Educating for Hope and Aspiration
We embed hope and aspiration in all we do. We encourage our school community to grow and develop their mind-set and provide support for those who are struggling to thrive, in order that they develop resilience and rebuild trust.

Educating for Community and Living Well Together
We see relationships as the core focus of all education. Our children, staff, parents and governors work in partnership with each other to enable our school to flourish. We encourage the involvement of all families, the church and the wider community, in all aspects of the school and strive to reach out to the wider world through our collective worship, curriculum and charity work.

Educating for Dignity and Respect
We seek to develop in each child a sense of achievement, encouraging high expectations and a strong sense of self-worth and self-esteem within a happy, secure and safe framework that actively promotes attitudes of mutual respect and responsibility.

Educating for Love
We give high priority to the spiritual and moral development of all in our care. We value each person and aim to provide a loving school environment, where each individual feels valued and supported and has the opportunity to discover and develop his, or her, true potential.

Behaviour for Learning

At Swimbridge School, we focus on our values - wisdom, hope, community, dignity and love - linking these to key learning behaviours, with the firm belief that a positive attitude to learning can make a huge difference to the progress of each child.

When children have hope and aspire to do something well, they have the correct attitude to a learning activity and therefore grow in knowledge, wisdom and self-belief.

Questioning- be curious, wonder why, ask questions.

Reflection - think about how your learn, know your strengths/weaknesses

Notice things, try new things find patterns/connections , be creative, keep moving.

Have a Growth Mindset

Challenge yourself

Always try your hardest

Be positive about mistakes

Share ideas

Listen to others

Work well as a team

Explain to help others

Settle into learning quickly

Tolerate feelings without becoming upset

Be positive about being stuck

Try different strategies

Be an absorbed learner

Like the feeling of being challenged

Be excited to try new things

Achieve your goal

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