Vision and Ethos
"Learning to Flourish"
Being happy and successful in
school and in later life isn’t something that happens by chance. Our children
learn through experience the importance of concentration, trying new things and
imagining alternative possibilities. We
firmly believe that intelligence isn’t fixed:
hard work and persevering when the going gets tough are attributes that
we can all develop to help us to accomplish things we never thought possible.
We call this the Moorfield Mindset. In
an increasingly competitive globalised world a strong academic performance has
never been so important -we place a strong emphasis on ensuring that our
children strive for the highest standards in all that they do.
Academic attainment in itself
though is not enough. Our school aims
to give children experiences which help to develop character. Children at
Moorfield are given many opportunities to learn outside the four walls of the
classroom -including a number of varied and exciting residential visits. These
experiences really enable us to recognise the variety of children’s talents and
cement highly effective relationships between pupils and adults. In a jam packed curriculum, we make sure that
soft skills aren’t overlooked. For
example children learn that manners are hugely important and that being effective
and confident communicators is a vital life skill.
Our curriculum is designed to be
interesting and relevant to children’s lives. For example physical activity is
incorporated into the daily routine, with the aim that this continues through
to adulthood. Furthermore competitive
sport (both in school and as part of our extra-curricular offer) is wide
ranging and strongly encouraged.
The best part of Moorfield is how
our relationships get the best out of everyone. We don’t engage with the community,
we are the community. Parents and children aren’t customers they are partners. Nobody can be sure what the future will have
in store for us, but we strive for our pupils to leave us happy and well
equipped to tackle the next step in their journey- whatever that might be.