Vision and Ethos
Vision and Ethos
The Forest CE Federation aims to provide children with an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum that will instil a love of learning. Our approach enables all children to become lifelong learners by developing transferable skills to equip them to succeed in a competitive world. A strong Christian ethos permeates through our daily lives ensuring our pupils are cared for in a safe, nurturing environment within our small community.
Everyone is valued as an individual and helped to develop and progress in their own unique way within a Christian environment. Our vision, ‘Small enough to care , Large enough to inspire , Valuing All God’s children’ is at the core of everything we do. The curriculum we offer is not merely academic, but embraces the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils and is deeply rooted in our vision that:
‘All things are possible for one who believes’ Mark 9 v23 .
We believe in the “whole child” and are committed to children’s wider well-being through our creative inclusive curriculum, which is driven by our spiritual values.
Our curriculum is designed to spark curiosity in young minds through carefully planned opportunities for pupils to acquire, apply and master their knowledge and skills in a unique learning environment.
We know that a child who feels happy, safe and secure will have the confidence to try their best and achieve in all that they do. We endeavour to provide all children with the knowledge, skills and environment in which to thrive.
The Governing body of The Forest CE Federation during all it's meetings will keep this vision at the forefront of its decision making.
As a Governing body our vision for the Federation is to provide every child an outstanding education through excellence in academic achievement whilst promoting curiosity, enthusiasm and independence. Every pupil should enjoy and benefit from the highest standard of teaching and learning.
The Governing body has three core functions, these are to:
1) Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction
2) Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupils, and the performance management of staff
3) Overseeing the financial performance of the Federation and making sure its money is well spent.
To support our vision we will:
- Promote the Church of England ethos through our values and promote every child's social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
- Provide opportunities for all pupils to develop skills and knowledge and ignite a passion for lifelong learning.
- Ensure the long term sustainability of our schools. Consistent pupil intakes are imperative, and we will explore every avenue available to us to ensure we are able to serve our village communities for many years to come.
- Use the resources of the Federation to benefit all pupils. Each school must be financially sound, making the best of it's income that positively impacts on the quality of education.
- We expect our staff to continually develop through high quality CPD to ensure they are well equipped to meet the diverse needs of all learners. The learning environment will be safe where respect and caring attitudes flourish.
- Be reflective and always find ways to improve. All pupils, staff and governors will celebrate success and support development.
- As governors, be appropriately trained, guided and supported in our collective and individual roles to fully discharge our statutory responsibilities.