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Vision, Value and Aims

Our Vision

Our vision and purpose at Tenacres is for every child to have a happy, safe and nurturing environment, developing the whole child intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically and by ensuring a love of learning whilst preparing them for life after Tenacres.

Our Aims

  • To create a happy, nurturing, secure and supportive learning environment, rich in creativity and challenge.
  • Provide an environment where safeguarding is embedded in all aspects of school life.
  • To develop lively enquiring minds and a sense of awe and wonder.
  • For every child to have a voice and have their ideas and opinions heard and valued.
  • Offer every pupil full and equal access to all areas of the curriculum, taking into account developmental needs through personalised learning.
  • Help each pupil achieve the greatest possible degree of independence in the areas of intellectual, physical, social, creative, spiritual and emotional development.
  • Prepare each child for a life beyond school, encouraging respect and a sense of self worth and recognition of themselves as part of a diverse community.
  • Continue to evolve a diverse, relevant and rich curriculum for our children that values creativity and innovation.
  • Offer every pupil full and equal access to all areas of the curriculum, taking into account developmental needs through personalised learning.
  • Help each pupil achieve the greatest possible degree of independence with the areas of intellectual, physical, social, creative, spiritual and emotional development.
  • Prepare each child for the life beyond school, encouraging respect and a sense of self worth and recognition of themselves as part of a diverse community.
  • To promote effective parent partnerships to ensure involvement in children’s learning, development and well being.
  • Value all adults and pupils contributions to the school’s progress and celebrate success and achievement.
  • Ensure all adults access appropriate training and encourage development to reach their full potential.
  • For all stakeholders to be fully involved in the life of the school, evaluating impact and further develop Tenacres.

We will achieve this through:

  • Fully involving the children in decision making and their learning.
  • Children having ownership of their learning including planning of the curriculum/topic aspects, learning expectations, targets, next steps and the sharing of the high expectations of staff.
  • Ensuring positive and consistent behaviour management strategies are in place.
  • A nurturing approach in all aspects of school life including the approaches used by staff and modelling of positive relationships.
  • Values of respect, independence, resilience, responsibility are interwoven through school life, ie. assemblies, curriculum, PSHE, monitor roles, Forest Schools.
  • Through our ‘open door’ policy and celebrating achievements for all we ensure that the ethos of inclusion is for children and adults.
  • Providing wider opportunities for all, ie. extra-curricular activities, visitors, trips, pupil council.
  • Using staff and community expertise/skills to create inclusive and inspirational learning experiences.
  • Rigorous safeguarding with transparent procedures in place ie staff CPD, volunteer’s induction process, behaviour management policy.
  • Opportunities for parent/carers to be informed and involved in their children’s learning, ie. Achievement for All (AFA), parent’s evening, workshops, events, family learning, home/school diaries, newsletters, welcome meetings, website.
  • Fully utilise governor expertise and enable them to effectively support the growth of the school through their skill set.

Mission Statement

To Educate and Nurture All our Children to Realise Excellence and Success

Code of Conduct

To ensure school is a safe, happy place for everyone, we ask all children to try their best to:

  • Never hurt anybody, by what they say or do.
  • Look after our school.
  • Look after their own belongings.
  • Be polite and kind to everyone.
  • Remember 'quiet times and places' (eg. in Assembly, walking around school, in the library).
  • Always try their best.