At Mapledene, we are resolutely proud of our school and the community it serves. We have no need to hesitate when we proclaim that each and everyone of our staff are here because they want the best for each and every child, both academically and personally. We firmly believe in fostering a learning culture built upon our school values of cooperation, resilience and respect and place the utmost value on building strong relationships with our parents, our community and beyond. We work closely with external agencies so that we can provide our children and their families with the support they need and we continuously strive to improve our provision for all children, regardless of ability or special need. We encourage pupils to be cooperative and to develop a deepening respect for each other’s cultures, faiths, opinions and values. They learn to work together and provide each other with support, understanding and appreciating that everyone is unique. They are taught that everyone, no matter what their difference or need is, has something valuable to contribute.
Our curriculum is broad, balanced and creative and is matched to the children’s needs and interests while also preparing them to be independent, lifelong learners and global citizens. We aim to ensure that every child is able to access the National Curriculum or EYFS and provide additional, bespoke provision to help all children, whatever their need, fulfil their full potential.
Fostering a ‘Growth Mindset’ is at the heart of everything we do, acknowledging that mistakes are vital to learning and that we should strive to improve ourselves and celebrate our successes. We enable all children to experience the joy of success while commending every small step of achievement.
We aspire to be the best we can be and our high expectations and standards encourage all pupils to achieve academically, socially and spiritually, and to grow in confidence. We aim to be forward-thinking and proactive to ensure that our children are fully equipped for life in Modern Britain and are able to take their place and contribute effectively to the world community.
We summarise our ethos in our school motto:
BELONG, BELIEVE, BE YOU: ACHIEVE