THE AIMS & ETHOS OF GARDEN HOUSE SCHOOL
Garden House aims to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in which our children gain an enthusiasm for learning, enabling them to make excellent progress. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum, placing emphasis on developing the whole child.
Our children are encouraged to become independent thinkers who are kind, have a positive self-image and respect those around them. The children are not burdened by rules but are taught to live according to our Kindness Code, a set of seven pointers for living and working successfully and happily with their friends and teachers.
We aim to create a framework in which children develop confidence and courage. Garden House children are encouraged to be interested in the people around them, their surroundings and to take the opportunities life presents.
They are respectful and understanding of custom and tradition, treating people from all walks of life with kindness and respect, valuing all.
They develop the skills to communicate readily and effectively, remembering listening is at least as important as speaking. A Garden House child appreciates the value of a team and enjoys working as part of one, recognising how team collaboration can enhance an individual performance.
Garden House children develop an understanding and appreciation of the ideals which underpin British values and are willing to stand up for those values with confidence and courage.
They value their environment and look at the world around them with curiosity and wonder.
Our School Motto encapsulates this outward looking approach:
Non sibi sed omnibus – Not for One, for All