School Philosophy and Ethos
Every Day Matters
At Egerton we value every day and achieve this through a strong culture of RESPECT and all that this encompasses for both adults and children in their daily lives:
R – Rules are important and help us all to understand what is right and what is wrong.
E – Everyone is equal and all opinions are valued.
S- School is a special place where we enjoy learning with our friends.
P – We take a pride in all that we do and aim to always try our best.
E – We earn respect by being considerate, thoughtful, honest and polite.
C – We care for our school, each other and our environment.
T – Together we make every day matter and achieve more!
We also recognise that children need to understand the importance of a strong work ethic by being engaged in their learning, through curiosity and use of higher order thinking skills to develop perseverance, resilience and independence so they are confident to tackle challenges. Hence, this is achieved through our vision of ‘Every Day Matters’.
We aim to provide a safe, welcoming and stimulating environment by:
- Warmly welcoming children into school and class each day
- Providing children with opportunities to talk
- Listening to what the children have to say
- Utilising both the immediate school environment and the wider environment to stimulate and aid teaching and learning
- Accentuating the positive at all times
- Aiming to improve and enrich the indoor and outdoor learning environments
- Providing a secure building and learning environment
- Promoting e safety
We aim to raise standards by:
- Striving to meet the needs of all children
- Having high expectations of behaviour and attainment for all
- Recognising and celebrating the achievements of all children
- Providing a broad, balanced, challenging, enriched and fun-filled skills-based curriculum
- Embracing new technology
- Providing high quality teaching using a variety of teaching styles and strategies
- Setting appropriate targets and monitoring and assessing children’s progress
- Sharing expertise throughout the school and the wider community
- Providing necessary training and time for reflection to achieve high quality teaching and learning
We aim to develop children’s self-respect and respect for others by:
- Accentuating the positive at all times
- Nurturing a child’s self-esteem and self-worth
- Ensuring that all children are treated and valued equally regardless of background culture or belief
- Encouraging children to respond positively towards each other, adults around them and to the diversity of modern society
- All adults involved in the life of the school act as positive role models
- Providing consistent reinforcement of good behaviour
We aim to develop children’s independence and ability to think by:
- encouraging children to question
- providing opportunities for children to discuss issues rationally
- providing opportunities for children to develop their own strategies to work and act independently
- encouraging a sense of responsibility for their own learning
- providing opportunities for children to work collaboratively and co-operatively with their peers
- involving children in the decision making processes of the school and provide them with opportunities to take on responsible roles in the life of the school
- encouraging children to use technology wisely
We aim to help children to recognise their roles and responsibilities by:
- encouraging all children to develop a sense of ownership of their learning environment and learn to respect it and care for it
- involve the children in the in decision making processes through the school council
- encourage children to consider their impact upon the school, local and global environment
- being responsive and accepting of consequences for their own actions
We aim to help children to adopt a healthy lifestyle:
- by providing high quality physical education and a range of sporting after school clubs
- by providing healthy school lunches and snacks
- promoting physical and emotional health by providing accessible and relevant information and equipping pupils with the skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their health to achieve a balanced lifestyle
- by encouraging them to have a healthy interest in personalised learning, targets and achievements
- by providing both a physical and social environment that is conducive to learning.