Together Everyone Achieves More
TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.
We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.
The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.
For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.
At Fairfield, every individual is valued for who they are and what they contribute to the school. Our school values represent the things we believe are important in the way we live and work. The whole staff team, parents and pupils are responsible for promoting our values and recognising when others are ‘living the values’. We expect our pupils to understand what our values are and to adhere to them both inside and outside of school. At Fairfield, our aim is for pupils to focus on the positive aspects of themselves and to develop a strong moral code which can guide them throughout their school years and beyond. Our values are taught through all areas of the curriculum and promoted in every aspect of school life.
Children and adults are at their happiest and most confident when they are amongst friends. Having a good social network can reduce stress and even contribute to a longer life. Friendships made during the school years are vital for good mental health and can be so special they last a lifetime. At Fairfield we explore what makes a good friend, how we choose our friends and question whether we are a good friend to others. We encourage our children to care for others, to share and to resolve conflicts so friendships can be maintained. We teach our pupils to understand that each person has a right to their opinion and that not all opinions are shared. We model how pupils can embrace the differences between them and form strong bonds with others though the discovery of a common bond. New pupils are welcomed into our school community instantly and are mentored by their classmates to ensure they transition smoothly and make friends quickly.
At Fairfield we encourage our pupils to be ambitious and aim high. We teach our children to be the best they can be and aim for every pupil to achieve competence in the curriculum areas. We expect our pupils to present themselves and their work to the highest standard and to communicate with others effectively. We view effort as achievement and celebrate small steps in progress as well giant leaps. We understand that our pupils will continue to achieve in activities outside of school and encourage them to share these achievements with us at school.
At Fairfield we understand how good it feels to be able to do something for yourself. We believe that independent learners will become successful learners if they have confidence in their own abilities and are able to give things a go. Each of our pupils are taught to have a growth mindset, to accept challenges and to know when to ask for help. We want our pupils to be able to make good decisions for themselves and be responsible for the choices they make. We also want our pupils to know for themselves how to keep safe and make healthy choices.
We believe that the best way to teach respect is to show respect. When a child experiences respect, they know what it feels like and begins to understand how important it is. At Fairfield, we understand that when children are made to feel special and valued, they grow to respect themselves. We aim to give our children attention and encouragement so they can see positive images of themselves. We also view respect as an attitude. If children don’t have respect for peers, authority or themselves it is impossible for them to succeed. We encourage our pupils to lead by example, to communicate effectively, to listen and to treat others the way they would want to be treated. We expect our pupils to respect the places they live and play; their school, classmates, teachers and wider school community.
At Fairfield we encourage our pupils to let go of resentment and feelings of revenge. We understand that when feelings are hurt it can be difficult to forgive, but recognize that forgiveness can bring a person peace, happiness and emotional healing as control over their own feelings is regained. We encourage our pupils to apologize for any harm done to others and request that both parties see a situation from the other point of view. We aim for our pupils to forgive one another and reconcile differences to maintain their friendships.
We teach our pupils that a person with integrity is truthful, honest, caring, genuine, dependable and worthy of trust and respect. We expect our pupils to show integrity by always telling the truth, keeping to commitments, standing up for what is right, respecting others, lending a helping hand and exercising self-control. Our goal is for our pupils to do the right thing in all circumstances, even when no-one is watching.
At Fairfield, we want our pupils to have a desire to learn and try new things. We teach our pupils to believe that anything is possible if there is a dedication to stay focused and deliver. We want our pupils to seek pleasure and satisfaction in the things they do and to approach everything with good attitude and energy. We believe that a positive mental attitude can be infectious, and that enthusiasm can achieve great things whilst motivating those around us.
We encourage our pupils to have a strong feeling of support, allegiance and commitment to the school, their community, the groups & teams they are members of and any causes they are passionate about. We view loyalty as a glue that can hold relationships together and encourage our pupils to get involved in as many opportunities as they can. We teach our pupils that loyalty can also be an ability to put the needs of other people before our own and teach pupils how to recognize loyalty in community through examples such as: soldiers risking their lives for their country; parents meeting the needs of their children before attending to their own; and school staff going above and beyond for their schools. We teach that those who are loyal will always want the best for the people they are loyal to and that includes loyalty to one’s self.
At Fairfield we want our pupils to understand that life’s great achievements often do not come easily. We encourage our pupils to be resilient in the face of adversity, to be confident to take risks and to learn from mistakes. We teach our pupils to set their own goals and to not give in when things get difficult. We expect our pupils to persevere to get things right and to ask for and accept help when needed. We view determination as the drive to achieve a goal no matter what obstacle stands in the way.