Values and Ethos

AIMS AND ETHOS OF THE SCHOOL

 

At Helen Gibson we strive to provide a stable, happy and stimulating environment which will facilitate a smooth transition from home to school for both parents and children.

 

We aim to offer the children opportunities which will enable them to develop those skills which are required for effective learning; thereby allowing them to develop to their full potential whilst engaging with the fundamental values in  Britain which supports mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs, developing and demonstrating skills and attitudes that will allow our children to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain.

 

In order to meet the needs of each individual child we aim to:-

 

Provide love and security

 

Encourage the development of self esteem, a sense of achievement and self-confidence

 

Give the opportunity for the child to express feelings and to cope with fears, worries and difficult experiences

 

Develop an awareness of the needs and rights of others

 

Provide an environment where children can develop their own identity without  racism or prejudice

 

Provide opportunities for children to make choices and direct their own learning

 

Encourage independence and a sense of responsibility

 

Encourage learning through “hands on” experience

 

Encourage creativity and use of imagination

 

Promote communication skills

 

Develop concentration and listening skills

 

Develop language and reasoning skills

 

Develop spatial awareness

 

Develop manipulative skills / hand eye co-ordination