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Our philosophy

There is only one you in this great big world… make it a better place!
                                                                                                 (Linda Kranz, 2014)


In everything that we do at Fishbourne CE Primary School we believe that there is only one you! Uniquely created by God, each and every member of our learning community has an important contribution to make both to our school and to the wider world. This belief has a huge impact on the way that we support our children and families, and in our approach towards learning. 


Most importantly, we strive to personalise rather than standardise learning for each member of our learning community. By knowing each other well and building positive relationships between children, staff and parents, we ensure that each individual has the very best experience of learning. Children’s learning is personalised to meet their needs, offering the support and challenge needed at the right times to ensure that they thrive. 


We have developed a strong philosophy for teaching and learning. Our curriculum is unique. We design it for the children at Fishbourne and at its heart there is a commitment to developing a set of core learning behaviours that our children will need for a lifetime of learning. By the time the children come to the end of their time with us we will have nurtured and supported them to become courageous, determined, positive, collaborative and reflective learners. They will be ready for their next adventure and confident about tackling the challenges that lie ahead! 

Reflective / Determined / Courageous / Positive

Our curriculum is designed to develop key learning behaviours that the children will need for a lifetime of learning:

The ability to do something that frightens one.
Synonyms: brave, plucky, fearless, valiant

Having made a firm decision and being resolved not to change it.
Synonyms: insistent, resolved to, committed to

Full of hope and confidence. 
Synonyms: constructive, optimistic, confident

Produced by two or more parties working together for a special purpose.
Synonyms: ally, alongside, partnership

Characterised by deep thought
Synonym: thoughtful