Ethos, Vision & Values

'All the staff are lovely people and take a real interest in the children'

Ethos

At Folkestone Primary, our priority is for children to develop a love of learning, inspired by quality first teaching. We work tirelessly to ensure that our children enjoy a stimulating and diverse education; learning is irresistible, children are happy, feel safe and valued. We are a caring community with a committed team who role model high expectations of learning and behaviour.


Our vision is to create a school where children shine.

Children will be inspired to reach for success and become passionate, resilient, lifelong learners.

Children will be set up for the next stage in their education achieving excellent outcomes.

Children will experience a rich and diverse curriculum.

We will:

  • Inspire the next generation.

  • Provide an inclusive setting enabling every child to reach their potential.

  • Go the extra mile – care and nurture the next generation.

  • Establish great relationships by never giving up on a child and remove any barriers to learning, creating new possibilities.

  • Build strong, collaborative partnerships with families and the local community.

  • Develop a learning culture throughout the school through high quality professional development for all staff.

  • Celebrate each child’s uniqueness, individuality, talents and achievements.

  • Offer an extensive range of enrichment opportunities (Turner 25) that they may not otherwise experience.


Values

Folkestone Primary’s Core Values run through all aspects of academic learning and personal development:

  • Responsibility

  • Courage

  • Integrity

  • Resilience

  • Respect

  • Aspiration

Folkestone Primary is proudly part of the Turner Schools Trust.

The Turner Trust values and ethos perfectly complement the approach at Folkestone Primary and work in harmony to ensure the children in the Turner family are supported during the entire school journey.

The Turner Trust values are:-

  • Speak and act with care: always show compassion and respect for children

  • Act boldly: be ambitious for yourself and the children and young people we serve

  • Learn from adversity: be evaluative, thoughtful and reflective

  • Challenge convention: be curious, welcome difference and unfamiliar thinking.

  • Connect with others: support colleagues, parents and pupils to make a great team.

  • Use your voice: offer different views and ask questions.

  • Do what it takes: be relentless in pursuing the best for children.

  • Ask for support: be open and honest when plans go awry

  • Don’t give up: be calm, resilient and measured when managing challenges.