Our Vision, Values and Aims Our Vision for our children We believe that we make a difference by creating a secure and stimulating environment, that enables us to adapt learning, to provide children with opportunities to develop skills, critical thinking and explore concepts. This allows children to build their knowledge and understanding through learning that captures their interests, stimulates their imagination and allows them to be proud of themselves. We believe that children should develop respect for themselves, value the contributions of others and acquire the skills to be safe and succeed, in our ever-changing society. We understand children’s wellbeing is at the centre of everything that we do and is fundamental to achieving success. We want our children to take part in the decision making within our classrooms and school and to understand the value and purpose of their voice. Children that attend Sir Alexander Fleming extend their experience, knowledge, imagination and understanding so that they are brave enough to realise their potential for learning and their capacity for enjoyment. Our Core Values Sir Alexander Fleming Primary and Nursery School is built upon five core values. We expect our students to exhibit and display these core traits in their daily life at school, within the wider community and as they move into the next phase of their life once they leave our educational setting. We want all of our children, school family and Governors to be: Click here to see our School Vision and Values Our ‘new’ School Motto When choosing our new school motto we wanted to ensure that our children were at the heart of it and that it had meaning. Belonging: knowing where and with whom you belong is integral to human existence. Children belong first to a family, a cultural group, a neighbourhood and a wider community. Belonging acknowledges interdependence with others and the basis of relationships. Throughout life, relationships are crucial to a sense of belonging. Belonging is central to being and becoming in that it shapes who children are and who they can become. Being: childhood is a time to be, to seek and make meaning of the world. Being recognises the significance of the here and now in children’s lives. It is about the present and them knowing themselves, building and maintaining relationships with others, engaging with life’s joys and complexities, and meeting challenges in everyday life. Becoming: children’s identities, knowledge, understandings, capacities, skills and relationships change during childhood. They are shaped by many different events and circumstances. Becoming reflects this process of rapid and significant change that occurs in the early years as young children learn and grow. It emphasises learning to participate fully and actively in society. What do our pupils feel about our school?