Our Intentions

Our Intentions

Our Intentions for 2021-22

  Intent Success
GRATITUDE To have an attitude of gratitude. Everyone is involved in fostering gratitude; courtesy of saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ is automatic; all recognise moments daily for which they are thankful; being truly ‘present’ (not being distracted by the next thing); treating all as honoured guest at the banqueting-table of ourselves; giving freely and thankfully our time.
LOVE To know why and how to safeguard our environment. Renewed urgency given to ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’; all can explain what ‘Carbon Net Zero’ means; we know how to conserve, not only energy but our biosphere; campaign to persuade every one of the immediacy of crisis; Gift Days planned and delivered to support theme; environmental champions identified.
SERVE To quality assure what we do to do the best we can. Gaps recovered in children’s experience; children ‘catch-up’ with age-appropriate learning; Research Lesson Studies embed pedagogy; children remember, build-on new learning and keep; practitioners investigate feedback; coordinators quality assure through scrutiny, moderation, knowledge tests & assessments.
HEAL To learn to read, read to learn and write to share. Every child knows the purpose of reading and writing; every new context begins by sharing a book; have books about each context; all appreciate our curriculum is a tiny slither of endless learning; introduce children to fiction inspired by contexts; children experiment with writing from their knowledge & experience.
BLESS To gain resilience in learning, by valuing its worth, making an effort and recognising achievement. Children ‘play’ with new learning; all recognise being wrong is not high-stakes; realising the worth of knowing, children practice – effort alters outcomes; all ‘give-it-a-go’; children recognise learning as a journey; adults demonstrate learning techniques & encourage deliberate practice; children improve long-term memory.