Our ethos is values driven and our day-to-day living begins with identifying and understanding our four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect and kindness.
These are our community’s fundamental beliefs and the principles we consider to be worthwhile and desirable. It is about teaching children to flourish emotionally, socially, spiritually and physically. This is essential in developing a child’s sense of well-being, nurturing their resilience, self-esteem, sense of respect for others and a sense of social responsibility. At Feltonfleet we encourage pupils to enjoy both their learning and their childhood by celebrating who they are as individuals and not just what they achieve.
In order to create opportunities for relaxation and reflection so that our pupils can grow in resilience and flexibility, we have lesson time devoted to encouraging pupils to be still and quiet, to learn to handle difficult feelings and emotions, and to cope with stressful situations more easily. It is a way of looking after mental health by giving young minds space and time.
We encourage children to discover their strengths, including character traits like kindness. We show them how to master challenges and overcome frustrations by developing a more optimistic growth mindset and to realise that there are some things that they just can't do YET, but in time will be able to conquer. Importantly, we teach and show our pupils how to adopt an attitude of gratitude and seek opportunities to spread kindness through their actions.