Our vision is to provide an inspirational educational experience to encourage lifelong learning and fulfil all of our pupils’ unique God given potential.
Our Mission Statement
We aim to achieve this by:
Providing a school where all children feel safe and happy.
Providing educational experiences to develop the whole child to fulfil their potential: spiritually, morally, socially and culturally; as well as academically.
Providing opportunities to develop each child’s confidence, their belief in themselves and their sense of worth, so that they leave Sholden as individuals confident in their own ability.
Providing an understanding of the Anglican faith; the faith of others and the cultural values of the world; underpinned by a strong Christian ethos and the 5 specific Christian values championed in the school: kindness, courage, peace, love and forgiveness.
Providing experiences that channel the enthusiasm and spontaneity of young children to develop lively and enquiring minds that are able to question and argue rationally and apply the knowledge they have learnt.
Providing outstanding teaching and learning so that each child develops the key skills in Literacy, Numeracy and ICT that provide the foundations for a successful future life.
Providing such amazing experiences that each child develops a love of learning and a desire to continue to expand their knowledge and skills throughout their life.
Our Christian Values and Our Learning Values
We have 5 distinct Christian values which we feel passionately about and which we feel are key to making the school what it is. These values have been developed by all members of the school community and are:
We also have a set of Learning Powers which are in place across the whole school to ensure that children have the right attitude to their learning and to enable them to get the best from their learning.
Our Learning Powers are:
Further information regarding learning powers and the educational theory behind them can be found here. Please note that we have taken our own spin on this idea rather than followed it word for word.