Values & Ethos

Our Vision

Safe and happy learners meeting their full potential in a well-supported and nurturing environment.

To create an engaging, productive and safe environment that challenges stereotypes and promotes independent learners through a wide range of opportunities and an innovative learning environment.

Core Values

Community: We actively promote a sense of community in our school; the physical and emotional safety of everyone in our school community underpins everything we do. We are committed to building safe, caring and compassionate relationships which are the foundation for effective teaching and learning.

Opportunity: We aim for excellence for everyone, by providing a wide range of opportunities that empower all to achieve their full potential. Together, we are committed to creating an environment that fosters teamwork, respect, integrity and openness to innovation and new ideas. We believe that teamwork is a powerful assert and that each team member brings their own expertise and experience to our community.

Resilience: We believe that our pupils need to be able to respond confidently to the change or uncertainties they will face in life. We encourage self-motivation, determination and personal well-being throughout our broad and varied curriculum. We aim to ensure that our children can overcome adversity and challenge. Pupils are empowered to have high aspirations for their futures. We nurture and challenge pupils to take responsibility, make decisions and work together so the grow into confident and resilient young people.

Equality: we are a respectful community that celebrates diversity whilst being united in a common purpose. We respect each other’s abilities and individuality, taking an inclusive approach to meeting needs and removing barriers. We will ensure all children have access to an engaging and exciting curriculum that promotes learning and achievement.

Our Christian values are: Celebrating Life, Good Choices, Friendship, Perseverance, Peace and Love.

Each one of these underpins our CORE values. Love is the value that all of the others are based upon and therefore is our main core value. In the Bible we learn that “Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.” (1 Corinthians 13:4-7) 

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition

08 Nov 2019

EAST DEVON GO RIDE CYCLO-CROSS COMPETITION Eight children attended the East Devon Go Ride Cyclo-Cross cycling competition on Thursday 17th October at Bicton College.  The event, run by British Cy...

Hooke Court Residential - Lunch, den making and group photo

07 Nov 2019

Miss Grabham said they have had a busy day so far den building.  They have just had some lunch and are heading back out for this afternoon's activities. 

Hooke Court Day 1

06 Nov 2019

Update from Miss Grabham We’re having a fab time. The rain held off for our afternoon activity and we have only lost one wellie boot in the moat so far! We’re off for tea now then going o...

Stockland Cross Country - October

18 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY A huge well done to all children who took part in the second Stockland Cross Country event of the year. The conditions were wet, muddy and slippery which made the races even mo...

Cyclo Cross Challenge

14 Oct 2019

CYCLO CROSS CHALLENGE This term, British Cycling Coach, Justin Knox, turned our school field into a race track! The years 5 and 6 children had the chance to use specialist bikes, which were supplied b...

Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition

10 Oct 2019

We asked all of our children to create a poster for our Special Mysterious Mythical Meal Competition.  We received some fantastic entries but our winner of this competition was Marco.  Well...

Stockland Cross Country

01 Oct 2019

STOCKLAND CROSS COUNTRY Our Cross Country season kicked off on Wednesday 25th September with a mud-filled race! We were able to takea full team of children, who all ran amazingly! Special mention...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...

Recycling Workshop

18 Sep 2019

Resource Futures The children had fantastic practical workshops learning about how they can help our planet by following the 3Rs – reducing, reusing and recycling.  Teacher, Alex Mack, lead...