Aims, Values and Ethos

Reaching for the stars hand in hand…

Our Vision

At Crest Infant & Nursery School we are relentless in ensuring we offer the highest quality of education and aspiration for our pupils through a bespoke curriculum offer with endless opportunities for all.

The curriculum is designed around our belief that each child is unique and should be empowered to be confident, resilient, ambitious, independent, inspired, self-motivated and a life-long learner. It has been created so that it is purposeful and best meets the needs and learning styles of all the children at our school.  The curriculum design is based around a core set of progressive knowledge and skills, but the context in which these are delivered is tailored to each cohort of children dependent on their needs and interests. The knowledge and skills are planned intelligently so that the sequence enables children to explore, embed and then develop expertise.

Through the delivery and design of our curriculum we ensure a seamless transition between year groups and key stages, including readiness for their next stage of education.

We believe that children will be most successful when school and home work together in partnership therefore we have a strong focus on engaging and enabling parents with their child’s learning as well as supporting them so that their children are in school and ready to learn.

Through our focus on the whole child we develop their character and enable them to become confident members of the community.

Our STAR principles support us in achieving our vision…

Our STAR principles are for everyone. They provide the context within which all children, staff, governors and parents can work together to achieve our aims:

S is for Successful

T is for Teamwork

A is for Aspirational

R is for Respectful


Our Ethos…

We believe that…

  • everyone can learn and succeed
  • children learn most effectively in a safe, supportive and positive environment
  • children respond most positively in an environment where tolerance and caring are encouraged
  • children learn best when everyone feels included
  • children should have opportunities to learn, and achieve his or her full potential
  • children learn best when learning is fun
  • children benefit from taking ownership and responsibility for their own actions
  • children deserve all staff to be committed, well-trained and up-to-date in order to meet the challenges of the future
  • children benefit from a strong partnership between home, school and community
  • children respond best in a learning environment which is well structured, stimulating and relevant, meeting their individual needs