Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. Our values have become our “language for being” - phrases that the children themselves can say and a way that they, and staff, can be. The values have also impacted on our behaviour policy. As a school, we are confident that our values enhance excellent behaviour and academic performance, help us to empathise with others and work together, as well as each individual being able to reach the potential they are capable of.
Our Mission Statement:
"At Springfield we care, learn and achieve together"
The 4 Springfield Values (see above) have been founded on the previous Springfield mission statement “Caring, Learning, Achieving Together”, which was developed in a similar way, involving all elements of the Springfield community. We are very excited about rejuvenating this as a “language for being” - phrases that the children themselves can say and a way that they, and staff, can be.
The new values have also impacted on our reward systems. After more than 18 years… Marbles are no more! (Gasp). They have been replaced by tokens—with every class having a token stand, with the colours matching each value. Star of the day stickers and new praise certificates have been adapted to match the colours and values. In EYFS and KS1, happy side sticker colours now also reflect the values.
As a school, we are confident that our values will enhance already excellent behaviour and academic performance, help us to empathise with others and work together, as well as for each individual to perform to the potential they are capable of.
Please discuss the values with your child and look out for them with any stickers / praise certificates they receive.