Ethos and Values
At Frogmore Infant School we have six key aims:
Being curious is at the heart of what it is to be an effective learner. We want our children to feel a sense of wonder in the world in which they live, experience the thrill of learning and want to know more. We value children’s inquisitiveness and questions. We believe a connection with the natural world and the opportunity to ask questions and make discoveries, helps children to have a strong sense of self worth, gives a greater opportunity to think deeply and develops the ability to cope with uncertainty.
We want our children to have a can do approach and a commitment to excellence. We believe in the importance of persistence and independence, and the need for interest, ownership and involvement. We want our children to have the emotional strength to persevere through difficulties, collaborate with others, create realistic plans and bounce back. Having a passion for learning and the capacity to regulate attention, emotion and behaviour, leads to a sense of pride and belief in oneself.
We want our children to develop an ability to think for themselves, see things from a range of perspectives, improve on their own standards and strive to achieve the best they can. Self-reflection is about valuing and experiencing excellence. We want children to readily raise questions and be self questioning. We believe this leads to pride in oneself and of others, an attention to detail, positive self image and a desire for excellence.
We want our children to accept responsibility for their behaviour and learning, show initiative and to understand how they can make a positive contribution to the lives of others. Responsibility is about acting independently, taking decisions, being proactive and appropriate challenge. We believe that developing and fostering a positive attitude for all children enables them to have respect for themselves and others.