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Values & Ethos


Our Motto is... 

Explore, Learn, Achieve 

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We have also linked these values to a Lifelong Learning Dimension and to an animal that lives in each classroom in the ‘Hertford Tree’ and that the children can then identify with in order to make them successful learners:

  • Friendly Mouse who reminds us to question
  • Caring Badger who helps us connects all our learning
  • Thoughtful Bat who reminds us to plan
  • Respectful Bee who helps us communicate
  • Enthusiastic Squirrel who encourages us to be creative thinkers
  • Ambitious Snail who reminds us to persevere in all we do
  • Butterfly who includes everyone

The whole school has a themed ‘Learning to Learn’ time at the start of the school year to ensure all pupils have great strategies to learn and understand the values and the life-long learning skills that we model.

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School Vision

Our school values underpin all we do and how we are. We feel that these values enable every learner to have an entitlement to our inclusive, ‘Explore, Learn, Achieve ‘philosophy as we fulfil our vision.

Our provision will ensure a coherent experience that makes learning personalised, irresistible, engaging, and FUN! For every learner to truly matter, each must thrive from relevant, motivating and exciting experiences that draw upon the uniqueness of our vibrant ‘city of opportunity’ by the sea. We will enable every pupil to aspire to the highest standards and achieve their very best. They will be encouraged to become confident, flexible, resilient and capable lifelong learners and critical and reflective thinkers. As such, each will be empowered with the essential knowledge, life skills, personal attitudes, dispositions and technological capability necessary to thrive as responsible citizens in modern Britain.

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