Our School Aims and Values

Our School Aims

At Fair Oak Infant School we aim to provide an environment where every child really matters and parents, school and the community can work together to create: 

 

A Successful Learner who: 

  • Enjoys learning and have enquiring minds 
  • Are motivated, confident and independent learners 
  • Has research and problem solving skills 

 

A Confident Individual who: 

  • Can form and maintain relationships and work independently or in a team 
  • Are aware of their strengths and weaknesses 
  • Can set themselves goals and work to fulfil their potential 
  • Take risks and can feel a sense of achievement 
  • Has self-esteem 
  • Can deal with change and uncertainty 

 

An International Citizen who: 

  • Have a voice, join in and feel valued 
  • Is aware of and is able to express their own feelings and has empathy for the feelings of others 
  • Behaves responsibly 
  • Is aware of their rights 
  • Takes pride in their own culture and is able to respect the culture of others 
  • Make informed choices about health, relationships and behaviour 
  • Are treated as unique and individual citizens 
  • Is able to reflect on experiences which are personal and full of wonder 

Our School Values

This term we have begun introducing our new school values to the children. We began by asking 'What is a value?' We had many different responses, including 'What something costs' 'Something you show to other people' and 'They are how you are'.

 

The definition we are using with the children is 'A value is something that people think is important that will help make you a better person and a better learner'. 

 

All our values are being represented by an animal.

 

Our 6 School Values Are:

Caring

To show we are caring we need to care for:

  • ourselves
  • others
  • the environment
  • things around us.

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Caring is being represented by Caring Kangaroo.

Picture 1 Caring Kangaroo

Creativity

In order to show we are creative, we need to:

  • have our own ideas
  • use our imagination
  • ask questions
  • try new things

 

Creativity is being represented by Creative Spider.

Picture 1 Creative Spider

Perseverance

In order to show we persevere we need to show:

  • we don’t give up
  • we try our very best
  • we are not afraid to make mistakes
  • we learn from our mistakes

 

Even when things are difficult.

 

Perseverance is being represented by Persevering Squirrel.

Picture 1 Persevering Squirrel

Collaboration

In order to show we can collaborate we need to:

  • work together
  • listen to each other
  • share and take turns
     

Collaboration is being represented by Collaborative Bees.

Picture 1 Collaborative Bees

Reflectiveness

When we reflect we:-

  • stop and think
  • use what we already know
  • ask questions
  • think about our learning

 

Reflectiveness is being represented by Reflective Owl

Picture 1 Respectful Owl

Respect

When we are respectful we:-

  • listen to others
  • show good manners
  • treat everybody fairly

 

Respect is being represented by Respectful Elephant

Picture 1 Respectful Elephant
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At the beginning of the year we introduced our new school values: creativity; perseverance; respect; caring; reflectiveness and collaboration. In assembly this week we have been talking about how our school values have helped us become ‘a better person and a better learner’. Here are some of the children's responses.
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