At Mountford Manor Primary, we aim to provide your 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 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 life-long 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, encouraging a love of learning for life to achieve realistic goals
Instill 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 Timetable 2018/19
Values Timetable 2019/20
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.
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:
Rule of law.
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.
At the heart of The White Horse Federation is a belief in using collaboration to provide a first-class education to a wide range of children. This means that every child understands what they are capable of, and can collectively strive for excellence.
With current news and media full of speculation and conjecture about local lockdowns and the reopening of schools in September, I want to assure you that we're poised to take any required action.
To ensure we both make better decisions, we’ll communicate any plans when it’s closer to September. This will give us time to receive guidance from the Regional Schools Commissioner, the Department for Education, and we'll have a clearer understanding of the ever-evolving local situation. Experience has taught me that making plans on uncertainty and speculation can be costly and confusing, so we won’t do this.
I’m writing this message to let you know we have matters in hand, and you are at the forefront of our thinking. We expect to know more later this month and I will update you with further information on the 21st August.
Until then, please continue to look after yourselves and your loved ones. Health, well-being, and welfare should be at the front of all that we do.