Vision and Values Statement

Our Vision

At Cecil Gowing Infant School, we envision a nurturing and inclusive learning community where every child is empowered to discover, embrace, and cultivate their unique greatness. Our vision is to foster a love for learning, instil essential values, and provide enriching experiences that inspire children to reach their full potential and become confident, compassionate, and creative individuals.

Our Values

  1. Kindness: We believe in the transformative power of kindness. Our school community is built on a foundation of empathy, compassion, and respect for others. We cultivate a culture of kindness where every interaction reflects empathy, understanding, and support, fostering a sense of belonging and inclusion for all.
  2. Resilience: Resilience is the cornerstone of our approach to learning and personal growth. We equip children with the skills, mindset, and determination to overcome challenges, embrace setbacks as opportunities for growth, and persevere in the face of adversity. Through resilience, children develop confidence, grit, and a belief in their ability to succeed.
  3. Creativity: Creativity is at the heart of innovation and self-expression. We nurture children’s’ imagination, curiosity, and original thinking, providing opportunities for them to explore, experiment, and express themselves creatively in all aspects of learning. Through creativity, children discover their unique talents, unlock their potential, and develop the confidence to think innovatively and solve complex problems.

Our Curriculum: At Cecil Gowing Infant School, our curriculum is designed to be broad, balanced, and inclusive, providing children with a rich and varied educational experience. We place great importance on fostering a love for learning across all subject areas, from literacy and numeracy to science, art, and physical education.

Our Commitment to Each Individual: At Cecil Gowing Infant School, we recognise and celebrate the unique strengths, talents, and interests of each individual child. We are committed to providing personalised support and guidance to help every child thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Our inclusive approach ensures that every child feels valued, respected, and empowered to reach their full potential.

The Importance of Community: We believe that a strong sense of community is essential for the well-being and success of our children. Cecil Gowing is more than just a school; it’s a supportive and welcoming community where children, parents, staff, and members of the wider community come together to support and uplift one another. We foster strong partnerships with parents and carers, encouraging open communication, collaboration, and shared decision-making to ensure the best possible outcomes for every child.

Outdoor Learning: We believe that learning extends beyond the classroom walls and that the natural world offers valuable opportunities for exploration, discovery, and learning. Our curriculum includes a strong emphasis on outdoor learning, with regular opportunities for children to engage with nature, participate in hands-on activities, and develop a deeper understanding of the world around them.

At Cecil Gowing Infant School, our vision is to cultivate a community where greatness flourishes, fuelled by kindness, resilience, and creativity. We invite children, parents, and staff to join us on this journey as we inspire and empower the next generation of confident, compassionate, and creative citizens.