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School Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Vision

 

Many different members of our school community have worked on the values and vision that we want to underpin our work over the last few months. It is not easy to capture everything in a few words! The vision statement that we have agreed upon however is a strong reflection of all the discussions and thinking. We are determined that the children of Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School enjoy their time at school in a safe and secure environment where learning is the most important goal. We also know that powerful learning doesn’t happen when children (or any of us!) are unhappy, insecure or unsettled and that’s why we want to work together to make our children’s time at our school the best it can be.                 

                                                           

Our vision is to build a whole school community where Children at the Heart of Everything we do.

 

We believe that all our children have the right to

 

  • Powerful learning experiences

  • Feel safe and be happy

  • Be treated as individuals

 

We work together to respect

 

  • Everyone in our community regardless of difference

 

We realise that we all have a responsibility to

 

  • Make the best contribution we can

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Rights and Respect

 

Knights Enham Infant School was awarded the Level 1 Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) in 2010. The Rights Respect and Responsibility Award recognise the schools success in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at the heart of the school. Research into the impact Rights, Respect and Responsibility has on children includes improved self-esteem, enhanced moral development and thinking and improvements in attendance, learning, school engagement and academic standards.  

 

The Rights Respect ethos in Knights Enham Nursery and Infant School is imperative to children’s progress in other core curriculum areas such as English and Maths. Professor John Hattie states in his document the Climate for learning that Rights Respect and Responsibility leads to the creation of the most effective climate for learning. It is one in which pupils feel safe, respected and valued, where the relationship between teachers and pupils are supportive, where trust and learning flourishes. This is the main reason why Rights Respect and Responsibility has the impact it has on progress and performance.

 

For more information visit www.unicef.org.uk 

 

An assembly a week is delivered on the work of UNICEF, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and addressing issues to help us learn about others and the world around us.

 

Parents and Guardians can help at home by taking the time to ask your child what they have learnt about rights and discussing how others can be helped in the local community and in other countries. 

 

Each class has discussed their rights and their responsibilities in making certain these are upheld. These rights and responsibilities can be seen on your child’s class charter which is displayed in the classroom. 

As part of the work on Rights Respect and Responsibility a school council has been set up. The school council gives the children an opportunity to share their opinions and suggestions on issues which affect them.  For more information click on the link below to go to our dedicated school council page.

We believe that all our children have the right to

Powerful learning experiences – Feel safe and be happy – Be treated as individuals

We work together to respect

Everyone in our community regardless of difference

We realise that we all have a responsiblity to

Make the best contribution we can

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