Welcome- Our Vision and Values
Welcome from the Headteacher Ms Sally Haiselden,
Cherry Hinton Primary School and Nursery is a diverse, inclusive community with children from all around the world who arrive with a wide range of life experience. Children quickly become part of our community. They are encouraged to be happy and secure in who they are and to learn to live and work together. In keeping with our Christian Foundation, we focus on personal qualities through the values we teach our children. These are values to live by whatever a child's faith or background and support children to contribute to society and to establish the relationships they need to succeed socially and intellectually. Our school values are Agape, Courage and Thankfulness and spell ACT. We are an outward looking school and we ACT upon our values. At the bottom of this page is a video storyboard capturing daily life in school.
We want the children to experience, have knowledge of and to understand the world beyond the classroom. We do this through the regular trips out and visitors we have in, across the breadth of the curriculum. We do this through the questions we ask, the talk and vocabulary this inspires, growing interests and passions for the future. We do this through the joy and fun we have together. We have daily ACT ACTIVE to support physical and mental well-being and our termly Trees Matter to inspire awe and wonder in nature and a wish to care for it. We want children to leave us with hope, knowing there is a whole world out there to discover and feel part of. We aim for:
Inquisitive thinkers; Inspired learners; Kind hearts.
What the school strives to be is underpinned by this vision statement:
'Love God with heart, soul, mind and strength-and your neighbour as you love yourself (Matthew 22.37-39)
We ACT out this verse through our values of Agape, Courage and Thankfulness. Recognising we are all neighbours, we ACT with Agape love, giving us kind hearts, with Courage to ask inquisitive questions of God, ourselves and others-and with Thankfulness for the love, courage and inspiration we receive from God.'
A successful school and education is a result of school and home working together so it is important to ensure that communication is a two way process. I believe in open and transparent communication. You will find me on the school gate everyday and my office door is always open. I urge parents to contact me with any concerns, no matter how small.