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.
Our Mission Statement
Our school ethos is based on the celebration of the principles of our Mission Statement.
At Thames View, we are committed to continually raising the standard of education available at our school. We work in partnership with parents to achieve good academic success, within a caring and secure environment. Our overall aim is that everyone achieves the very best that they can in an atmosphere of inclusion and celebration. We will make every effort to motivate and engage children as independent lifelong learners through inspirational teaching and creativity in the curriculum to promote enjoyment. We need to prepare the 'whole' child to be flexible and resilient, but reliable and resourceful for their life ahead. We will promote diversity and cohesion through respect and communication within our school, the local community and the world, so our children are ready to take their place in the community, in a constantly changing technological world.
In OUR SCHOOL this means that;
'We work together, play together and take care of each other.'
In order to develop and become happy, fulfilled members of our community,
children and staff need:
Responsibility – Children and staff are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning. We want to promote lifelong learning throughout the school community including children, staff, governors and parents. There is a responsibility by all to promote a positive approach to behaviour management and the following of the School Rules. Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own actions through discussion, such as at Circle Time, where they have the opportunity to discuss their concerns and worries, as well as celebrate their successes. Children are given a voice in order to contribute to the decisions made in the schools, through the School Council, as part of surveys and they are actively encouraged to voice their opinions as individuals.
New Experiences – we aim to provide a wide and stimulating variety of new experiences for all in our community.
Praise and Recognition - We aim to raise self-esteem of all by stressing the positive through frequent praise and encouragement.
Care and Security - we aim to provide enough routine within the school day to give everybody the security they need within a caring environment and where each person is valued.
To Promote Sustainability - Children and staff are encouraged to take responsibility for promoting sustainability throughout the schools in promoting recycling, energy and water conservation, promoting our travel plan, etc. and generally creating an ethos that takes account of our responsibility to protect our world.
The school is committed to provide the best possible opportunity to all children and staff, for their achievement and development regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, disability, special need, class or religion. This includes travellers, asylum seekers and refugees. All children should have equal access to the curriculum and the right to an exciting learning environment that dispels ignorance, prejudice and stereotyping- this includes children with special educational needs.
The whole school community has the right to protection from insults, abuse, harassment, bullying and racism and any such behaviour will not be tolerated. The school is committed to work towards racial equality.
We promote diversity and community cohesion is part of our focused work.
This is essential for the healthy self-esteem, happiness and motivation of each member of the school community.
Parents as Partners
Parents are the child’s first and most important teachers. Both home and school should share the same mutual aspiration- that each child should reach his/her full potential. In order to achieve this we must work in close partnership with each other. The school has a Home – School Agreement, a Parent Policy and a Homework Policy which are reviewed regularly in consultation with Parents. We regularly survey parents on issues and general matters in order to incorporate their views as part of our decision making.