Ethos and values
‘We love to learn and together we grow’
We feel that this statement sums up our school, together with our values that were agreed with parents, staff, children and governors. We have a value each half term and we expect everyone in our school community to try their best to live that value in their daily lives.
In 2007 Ofsted described ‘the welcoming atmosphere and the buzz of excitement in learning’.
We aim to meet the needs of every child regardless of their background, ability, disability, culture, race or religion and we want each child to achieve their personal best in their learning, attitudes, behaviour and relationships.
The curriculum at Cranmore is designed to help our children become life-long learners. More than anything we want our children to have fun in learning and we provide a range of learning opportunities that are real, exciting and purposeful. We also want to make sure that our children develop a range of skills, attributes, knowledge and understanding so that they can make informed choices about their lives. All of this takes place within a caring atmosphere in which parent partnership is given high status.
We have a strong emphasis on personal, social and emotional development and we have a ‘can do’ culture which ensures that children and adults feel good about themselves whatever their strengths or areas for development.
We encourage children to value everyone and respect other people’s views, cultures and beliefs. The adults in school lead by example, treating children and parents with respect and sensitivity, and we expect parents and children to do the same in return.
As well as our school values, we also positively promote the British values of: Democracy, The rule of the law, Individual liberty and Mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.