Our Vision & Values

At Mountford Manor Primary, we aim to provide child with the best possible education and the securest of environments.

We work to provide all pupils with a solid academic footing, which ensures every child reaches their full potential, especially in the key areas of English, maths, science, and computing. Our school also aims to help children develop as people, secure in knowing who they are and what they want from life.

Our teaching philosophy is simple: we aim to combine the best of tried-and-tested methodology with new and innovative ways of teaching.

Our Mission Statement

At Mountford Manor Primary School, our mission is for children to- "Make the Most of their Potential". Our vision is to provide a caring and vibrant community where each individual is challenged and inspired to reach his or her full potential and develop a zest for life-long learning.
We aim to:

  • Nurture children's aspirations and provide lifelong learning skills for the future
  • Provide a stimulating and enriching environment to enthuse each child's confidence, enabling them to achieve their full potential
  • Encourage self-belief to enable each individual to reach their full potential and celebrate their success.
  • Ensure all pupils develop skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT allowing them to access the wider world
  • Motivate and inspire children to develop self-belief and confidence, raising their aspirations and ambitions.
  • Install a sense of self-worth, tolerance of diversity and an ability and willingness to contribute to the local and global community
  • Inspire and motivate our children to become well balanced citizens of tomorrow, to value themselves and others
  • To foster a sense of belonging at school, home and in the community.

Values at Mountford Manor

With support from pupils, staff, parents and the wider school community we have identified 12 values that are key in developing Proud Citizens.

These values are;

  • Gratitude
  • Honesty
  • Kindness
  • Perseverance
  • Courage
  • Resilience
  • Humility
  • Cooperation
  • Respect
  • Bravery
  • Aspiration
  • Thoughtfulness

Although it is important to demonstrate these values all year round, each term the school focuses on one value to promote and celebrate.

Values Timetable 2023/24

Term Values
1 Aspiration
2 Thoughtfulness
3 Gratitude
4 Resilience
5 Bravery
6 Respect

Values Timetable 2022/23

Term Value
1 Kindness
2 Gratitude
3 Resilience
4 Perseverance
5 Courage
6 Humility

Values Timetable 2021/22

Term Value
1 Respect
2 Bravery
3 Co-operation
4 Honesty
5 Aspiration
6 Thoughtfulness

Values Timetable 2020/21

Term Value
1 Gratitude
2 Honesty
3 Friendship
4 Kindness
5 Perseverance
6 Courage

Values Timetable 2019/20

Term Value
1 Resilience
2 Kindness
3 Honesty
4 Humility
5 Courage
6 Cooperation

Values Timetable 2018/19

Term Value
1 Respect
2 Bravery
3 Co-operation
4 Honesty
5 Aspiration
6 Thoughtfulness

Values-based Education

We are delighted to announce that Mountford Manor Primary was awarded the Values Mark award this term. This celebrates our values based education approach to all that we do. Dr Neil Hawkes visited our school and spent time with Mrs Dance our Values coordinator. He was amazed by the way the children discussed the schools values and the impact it has had on the school ethos.

British Values

At Mountford Manor Primary, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.

We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.

Promoting Our Values

The government defines British values as:

  • Democracy.
  • Rule of law.
  • Individual liberty.
  • Mutual respect.
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths.

At Mountford Manor Primary, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world.

Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.

As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.