EYFS Vision Statement

A respect for ‘childhood’ is at the heart of our ethos in EYFS. By working in partnership with parents and carers we aim to provide an inspiring, stimulating and challenging environment, where children feel safe, happy and loved.

We place great emphasis on forming positive, trusting relationships with our children, and are proud to say that they know they have a voice, feel listened to and supported.  Therefore, our children feel confident to embrace challenges and new learning.

We adopt an ‘In the Moment’ approach to teaching and learning where children’s interests are at the centre. We believe in providing rich, engaging and purposeful learning opportunities, both within the unit and through the wider environment.

By providing an enabling environment, based on high quality interactions and expectations, children and adults can explore, have fun, play, talk and learn together.

We recognise that every child is unique and we nurture every child’s individual needs. This in turn ensures that our children are happy, confident and independent individuals who strive to achieve their very best. Thereby the solid foundations are laid for learning and their happiness in school.


Birkwood Primary School – Our Vision

At Birkwood Primary School, the happiness and well being of our children is paramount and we hope to instil in them a life-long love of learning and respect for both themselves and others.

We aim to inspire our children by providing a curriculum that is creative, that responds and enables children to lead their own learning; that equips them with the skills required for the 21st Century, for example, problem solving, higher order thinking skills, team work and co-operation.

We aim to cherish our children by trying to look after and respect each other at all times.  We aim to provide a caring environment, where all are inspired and empowered to achieve their true potential as unique and valued individuals. 

We aim for our children to achieve the best that they can, by challenging and supporting them.  The progress in all key stages will reflect the commitment of our teaching and support staff who will work hard to achieve high standards in behaviour and achievement in all areas of the curriculum.

We will be creative and flexible in providing a positive approach to learning in a safe, stable and exciting environment that will nurture each child’s individual needs.  We want our school to be a welcoming, caring and safe place, a family community working in harmony. 

Our motto is:

‘ Inspire, Cherish Achieve together.’



September 2009