Butler’s Hill Infant and Nursery School
At Butler’s Hill we seek to inspire children to, ‘Dream big, aim high’, to have high aspirations and believe that they can make a difference in this ever changing world. Our vision is to ensure that our pupils receive the very best education, to realise their potential, in a supporting and caring environment, enabling them to lead a full, purposeful and happy life. Through our vision, we aim to EQUIP our pupils with the best set of key skills and knowledge, delivered by ‘High Quality, High Impact’ teaching and learning. EMBEDDING this through an engaging, purposeful and challenging curriculum. ENRICHING pupils’ learning experiences by providing a wealth of opportunities to motivate and inspire them to become life- long learners.
We believe that high expectations, respect and a love of learning, contributes to success in school and in later life. Through our engaging curriculum, personalised learning and supportive community, we enable our pupils to flourish, feel safe and believe in themselves.
Dream big, aim high!
Our 3 C’s Aims:
Care is a core value at the heart of our school. Children are kind and considerate to each other, staff, parents and visitors. We use, ‘kind words and kind hands’. We encourage children to think of others feelings and reflect on how to respond.
We take responsibility for the care of our school, community and our ‘our world’, ensuring the curriculum reflects global issues such as climate change. We understand whatever your views, beliefs or background all people come together for the protection of our world and all its’ living creatures.
We encourage children to ask questions, make links with previous learning, try new things and approaches. Our aim is to develop creative learner and thinkers, who are not afraid to take risks and display a range of problem solving skills and strategies. Our creative curriculum enables all learners to shine, unlocking their skills and talents.
We recognise that confident and secure children learn best, which is why we have adopted a growth mindset approach in all we do, we encourage a positive attitude where we never say ‘I can’t do it’, we say we ‘We can’t do it YET’ and teach the children the strategies they need to achieve their goal. We believe that almost anything is possible and with determination we can achieve our goals. We dream big, aim high, work hard and try our best in all we do. We set children challenges to stretch them and celebrate their success.
Our promise to our children :
- Nurture every child to be a happy, caring and responsible member of our school community.
- Motivate the children to embrace challenge, learn from mistakes and to realise their dreams and goals.
- Plan a rich and varied curriculum that promotes self- belief, resilience and independence.
- Through a metacognitive approach we teach the children to be effective, independent learners who are creative, imaginative, confident, resilient and supportive of each other.
- Create indoor and outdoor learning environments that excite, energise and inspire children to play, explore and learn.
- Facilitate the professional development of all staff.
- Research, review and further improve our practice.
- Build and maintain positive relationships with parents/carers and the wider community
Our school values are rooted in our motto,
‘Dream big, aim high!’
At Butler’s Hill Infant School we have carefully selected six core values that we feel will ensure our children move through the various phases of their lives with a set of values that makes them well rounded members of society and have therefore linked them to the British Values.
Our values are taught explicitly and incidentally throughout the year and have a focus value per half term. We engage the children in a rich vocabulary and understanding of how these values shape the world we live in.
Fairness (Links with Rule of Law and Democracy)
Fairness is deeply rooted in the democratic society in which we are lucky enough to live. We teach the children that to be fair, is to listen. To listen carefully, allows us to understand other people’s views and ideas and show empathy. This value can be applied in all walks of life and forms the foundation of all positive relationships.
Respect (Mutual Respect
Respect is at the heart of our school. Everyone is polite, kind and caring. We consider peoples' feelings and treat others the way we like to be treated ourselves. We are grateful and appreciative of the environment and world around us and are respectful towards it. We are also respectful of other people’s belongings, both school and personal property.
We celebrate and respect diversity in race, culture, religion, and gender.
Perseverance (Individual Liberty)
Developing an ‘I Can’ philosophy and environment in which learners are encouraged to take risks and be independent in their learning. We encourage children to be resilient and to develop a 'growth mindset' approach. We teach children that you can 'stretch your brain' and learn from mistakes. The key is to never give up!
Acceptance (Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect and Tolerance)
Through our PSHE and RE syllabus we promote the acceptance of other people’s beliefs, views, differences and individual special needs. In our day to day interaction with each other we actively engage in the importance of not only tolerating each other’s needs but creating an environment which accepts and celebrates that we are all different, but the same in many ways. We hope to instil this value in our children, not only now but for their future.
Co-operation should be at the core of any group of people. We teach the children that co-operation is balancing our own needs with that of others to achieve the same goal. We understand that whilst compliance is being told what to do, co-operation is far more rewarding, as it is the process of giving and taking, which is needed in all aspects of life.
Responsibility (Rule of Law)
We encourage children to value their individuality, to empathise with others and make a positive contribution to the, community and the communities beyond our school. We also want our children to understand that there are consequences to certain actions and we are responsible for our self and the choices we make in and out of school, now and in the future.
We want our children to become creative, independent learners, who become responsible and well- rounded citizens, prepared for every stage in life’s journey.