Springwell is a diverse, vibrant community where every child is valued equally, regardless of their social, cultural, religious or ethnic background.
Our goal is to create a culture of learning and mutual respect that enables pupils to develop into confident, independent learners who are also considerate, outward-looking citizens ready to embrace the challenges of modern life. We have the highest expectations of our children because we believe they have the same potential to achieve great things as any other child in the country. We know that our pupils are highly motivated and learn best when they face a wide range of challenges without the fear of failure.
We encourage them to solve tricky problems or produce original ideas by exploring different possibilities, making connections with the real world, and by taking creative risks. We help them to deepen their thinking and enhance social skills such as empathy and teamwork through a co-operative approach that requires them regularly to share ideas and listen respectfully to each other. We encourage them to reflect on their learning and that of their peers in order to recognise and celebrate successes, and to learn lessons from mistakes. We provide opportunities for children to take on responsibilities and leadership roles in class and across the school that encourage a community spirit, and we ensure that their experiences inside and outside the classroom go beyond National Curriculum requirements.
Through building resilience, feeding creativity and promoting co-operation we enable our children to continually achieve in excess of anything they have done before. We also make sure that every day we laugh, have fun and celebrate together.
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, providing an environment in which our children enjoy school, love learning and look forward to the next steps in their lives.
We promote ASPIRATION through:
believing that every child can succeed whatever their starting point
a culture where learners can make mistakes without the fear of failure
producing original and beautiful work in every subject
We promote CREATIVITY through:
teaching that excites passion and curiosity
encouraging children to take risks and explore the world around them
valuing creativity in all subjects
We promote ACHIEVEMENT through:
striving for all children to do better than their best
regularly showing children what success looks like and how to get there
giving children regular and constructive feedback about their learning
recognising and celebrating success in all areas