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Vision and Values

At Turncroft Nursery School, we believe all children and families have the right to:

  • Feel valued as an individual
  • Be happy, healthy, enthusiastic and confident 
  • Be independent, curious, creative and resilient learners
  • Be courageous and take risks, challenging themselves and each other
  • Know they have a voice, feel heard and that they can make a difference
  • Be able to identify and communicate their own needs and feelings
  • Respect themselves, each other, their communities and environment
  • Feel safe and secure and have a sense of belonging
  • Establish effective and supportive relationships and be able to work collaboratively
  • Be lifelong learners with a love of learning
  • Have high aspirations, build on their previous best and excel in what ever they choose to do

To enable this we will offer:

  • Seamless education, support and care provision which puts children and families at the heart
  • A stimulating, safe, secure and welcoming environment, inside and outdoors
  • Appropriate, responsive, differentiated, open ended and challenging learning opportunities
  • Experiences that value, reflect, celebrate and build on our diverse community
  • Effective working partnerships to ensure the needs of all are represented and heard
  • Respectful, trusting and effective relationships which display emotional warmth
  • Supportive induction procedures and routines
  • Effective systems of communication
  • A proactive learning community
  • A highly skilled, motivated and committed staff

We will demonstrate our commitment to this by:

  • Establishing and maintaining a dynamic and inclusive ethos which ensures there are consistently high expectations for all
  • Maintaining professional integrity, high standards and being effective role models
  • Being inspirational leaders and learners – ready to support and challenge others in their learning
  • Valuing and respecting all, celebrating individuality and diversity
  • Listening, reflecting and continuously improving on our previous best
  • Working within all agreed policies, procedures and working practices, ensuring they are brought alive
  • Supporting innovation, being flexible and playful
  • Promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Ensuring all staff have access to high quality on-going professional development opportunities
  • Challenging discrimination and stereotyping, breaking down barriers to inclusion
  • Ensuring all systems of communication are open and transparent
  • Making the best of all the resources we have available to us
  • Respecting and responding to the voice of our stakeholders and partners, leading the way in multi-agency delivery of services
  • Becoming co-constructors in learning, watching and learning alongside our learners
  • Sharing and learning from best practice, locally and nationally

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which we know will help to prepare our children to be confident, happy, creative young learners and fine citizens of the future.