Vision & Values

Our Vision Statement

At Girnhill Infant School we believe that every child is entitled to enjoy their learning. This is a place where everyone is valued and cared for as an individual, their views and heritage respected and where the children are at the centre of all we do. We believe that a good education can truly transform childrenā€™s lives. A strong academic education is at the core of what we do, but we also know that in order for all children to reach their full potential each childā€™s whole needs must be nurtured. Our curriculum is designed to develop the whole child with our curriculum aims and values threaded throughout each year.

“What we learn with pleasure, we never forget.” – Alfred Mercier


As a school we aim:

  • To create a happy, healthy school in which all members of the school community feel valued and enabling everyone to be proud of our individuality, respect our diversity and be proud of our heritage
  • To provide a caring, secure and stimulating environment in which to educate each child intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally and physically, so that he/she can reach their full potential; moving on to the next stage of their education with confidence and high self-esteem, fully prepared for their role in society
  • To ensure that all stakeholders share the same vision of excellence by being the best that they can be and taking pride in all that they do for themselves and the school
  • To empower children to lead positive lives that are physically and mentally healthy
  • To ensure that all teaching is of a high standard, enabling children to make at least good progress in all subjects through employing a wide range of effective teaching and learning strategies to make lessons engaging, challenging and rewarding
  • To provide an inclusive, creative curriculum that is broad, balanced, coherently planned, vocabulary and knowledge rich, relevant, challenging and differentiated to each childā€™s needs, enabling children to know more and remember more
  • To enable all learners to confidently apply basic skills across the curriculum to exhibit independence and therefore enabling them to take ownership of their learning
  • To provide equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, culture, physical disability or special educational need
  • To involve parents in their childrenā€™s education and encourage strong links between home and school
  • To have high expectations of standards, both of achievement and behaviour
  • To encourage children to be self-motivated and develop a positive attitude towards learning so that they can respond to challenges, develop lively, enquiring minds using both logic and creativity and apply themselves to tasks with self-discipline, resilience and an increasing sense of responsibility for their own actions
  • To foster an ethos in which children co-operate with each other, develop an understanding of right and wrong, and feel and show respect and tolerance towards the beliefs, opinions and values of others
  • To foster in children a sense of responsibility and caring for the local school environment and to become aware of the global community and of how wider environmental issues may affect them

We encourage all children to be:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

We place a special emphasis on the following values throughout the school year:

ResponsibilityĀ RespectĀ FriendshipĀ DeterminationĀ AspirationĀ PatienceĀ Equality HonestyĀ LoveĀ TrustĀ Thoughtfulness

We believe our aims provide the basis for the delivery of a dynamic, exciting curriculum, the provision of a stimulating and creative learning environment and a strong holistic foundation, which will prepare our children for the ever changing nature of society.

Where everyone is valued and futures matters.