Ethos & Vision


     At Foulds we want our children to be resilient risk takers who are well rounded and part of the community.  We want principled children who are independent, reflective life-long learners.
    We want every child to leave our school the best possible version of themselves.Our children have a balanced curriculum to ensure that they have opportunities to excel in all areas of interest.


OUR VISION AND VALUES

Resilience: we are ambitious, determined risk takers.

Respect: we value and listen to everybody as individuals.

Teamwork: we all work together and support each other to build our community.

Self-belief: we are brave, we are reflective, we try our best.

Kindness: we are thoughtful, understanding and care about ourselves and others.

Responsibility: we are honest, take responsibility for our learning and the choices we make.

What do we value at Foulds?

The Foulds Community believes in:

Enjoying school - building a love of learning (lifelong learners)

Inspiring

Safety

Holistic development – a well-rounded passionate individual, investing in strong foundations (emotional and academic) so that they have a good head on their shoulders.

Striving high in all areas of the curriculum - trying your best, challenging yourself

Being aspirational, high achieving (all types of abilities are recognised and valued – we find and celebrate individual talent and strengths) – offering a full curriculum and recognising the importance of extra-curricular activities.

Preparing children to learn from mistakes, adapt after failure (seeing it as an opportunity to grow) and to achieve goals now and in the future – growth mindset, resilient, inspired, confident, independent, co-operative.

Being principled – knowing right from wrong, having morals, being global citizens.

Respectful, healthy, valued relationships for all - team work – all working towards the same goal – (children, staff, parents)

Every day being important

Children having the confidence to be who they want to be

Risk taking, initiative, tenacity, honesty, not being afraid to have a go or ask for help.

Rigour, consistency across the board (discipline, structure and boundaries).

Fairness and being supportive of each other.

Healthy children (a balanced diet and exercise)

Communication – we are open

Freedom of and space for respectful speech and opinion

Being inclusive and compassionate – giving equal opportunity, understand difference and ensure everyone is able to achieve, regardless of different needs and backgrounds.


The Foulds Community does not believe in:

All work and no play

Over emphasis on teaching to a test – hard and fast results over a balanced and happy individual

Controlling or micro-managing others

Unfairness

Accepting racism, homophobia, bullying, making fun of each other.

“I can’t”

A sense of entitlement

Everything being the teacher’s responsibility

All children being the same

Communication being used in a negative way

Homework for the sake of it


A child who has been to Foulds will at 18 be:

Successful

Flourishing (even if they have not yet done so during Primary)

Life long learners

reflective

Driven

Confident

Well rounded

Resourceful

Part of the community

Independent

Appreciative and value difference and equality

Polite

Self-assured

Excited about the future

Global citizens

Prepared to meet different challenges

Prepared to try different experiences

Part of society

Principled

Grounded

Motivated

Respectful

Caring

well mannered

Resilient

Empathetic

Have fond memories

Know themselves

Have skills for life

Have direction

Have family values

Have an awareness and acceptance of diversity






Kitemarks

                                                                                                                         Kitemarks

Foulds has earned Kitemarks in a number of areas:
  • ICT Naace Accredited Mark - For outstanding ICT teaching, assessment and safeguarding across the school. See the NAACE website for more details www.naace.co.uk
  • STAR Gold Level - For excellence in our School Travel Plan
  • International School Award - For our work in linking with schools in other countries
  • Sainsburys School Sports Bronze - For our curriculum provision, intra-school & inter-school sport and clubs. Click here for more about our Sport & PE
  • Healthy Schools Award Bronze -  Recognsing our healthy schools work
  • Unicef - Rights Respecting School - For implementing the UNICIEF children's rights charter. Click here to find out more.
  • Star School of the Region - Recognition of our (award winningenvironmentally friendly travel plan
  • Ofsted Outstanding - Our latest Ofsted judgement (May 2013)




British Values

Promoting British  Values at Foulds School


We integrate the teaching and learning of British Values into everything we do, as seen on our Curriculum Maps.

The DfE have reinforced the need “to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.”  

The government set out its definition of British values in the 2011 Prevent Strategy, and these values have been reiterated by the Prime Minister.  At Foulds we explicitly integrate the teaching of British Values within our Curriculum and these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways (NB the list is not exhaustive as these values permeate through our day to day practice):

         Democracy:

Democracy is prevalent within the school. Pupils have opportunities to express their opinions and views through our School Council and Pupil questionnaires. The elections of House Captains and Sports Captains involves pupils preparing speeches that help other pupils make voting choices. This is then followed by a democratic election process. Parents and carers are also encouraged to express their views through regular parent focus groups.

         The Rule of Law:

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service etc. are regular parts of our calendar and help reinforce this message.

         Individual Liberty:

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safety, through of provision of a safe environment and empowering education.  Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advise how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it be through choice of challenge, of how they record, of participation in our numerous extra-curricular clubs and opportunities, pupils are given the freedom to make choices.

         Mutual Respect:

We are on the journey of becoming a Rights Respecting School and we encourage our pupils to consider the effects of what they do and say on others. Posters around the school promote respect for others and this is reiterated through our classroom and learning rules, as well as our behaviour policy. Foulds also ensures that lesson activities and positive modelling by staff members are positive aspects of being a Rights Respecting School and nurture mutual respect.

         Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs:

 Foulds is an inclusive school that welcomes all members of the school community. Tolerance and respect for those of different faiths and beliefs permeates both through our curriculum and ethos.  PSHE, RE and assemblies positively promote our pupils’ understanding of their place in a diverse community and nurture a tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs. We also recognise and celebrate British Values related to British History.


British Values at Foulds
At Foulds we have a curriculum that teaches the British Values as part of our everyday learning. We aim to teach all our children about what it means to live by British Values and about how this should look in the way we think and behave each day. We do this by focusing on a new Foulds Values each month in our weekly Values Assemblies for Infant and Junior children. Please see the links below for these assemblies. Parents and Carers, please do support us in teaching these important values by discussing with your children at home.



British Values Week
We had a British Values Week at Foulds in January. As a whole school we used the latest Paddington Bear film to introduce learning about the key principles behind British Values and each phase group took a different aspect of being British to celebrate. 
  • Key Stage One thought about food and how the mixture of cultures we enjoy in modern Britain has brought new flavours that we can savour
  • Year 3 and 4 thought about the reasons they could be proud to be British. They looked at and debated the idea of tolerance, rule of law and democracy in Britain today.
  • Year 5 and 6 thought about sport in Britain. They learnt about the history of British sport, the tradition of sportsmanship and looked at some key figures and how they exemplified British Values by how they lived and competed.
At the end of the week we had a celebration assembly to share the work that the children had done. Please see below for some examples of what we were up to.

  
 
 
 
  










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