Our School Vision And Ethos
Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve!
At Garrett Hall we want to empower students to demonstrate knowledge and skills that will support them as life-long learners, to participate in and contribute to the global world and practise the core values of the school: respect, honesty, responsibility, friendship, perseverance and trust.
At Garrett Hall every individual is valued for who they and what they contribute to the school. Values are intended to support the personal, social and spiritual development of every pupil throughout the school.
We encourage our children to be like our characters:
Our child-centered curriculum offered through our 'class themes for learning' provides and excellent opportunity to develop enthusiastic, self-motivated and independent learners. Our aim is develop our children's lifelong learning skills, known in our school as the 3 R's, which stand for showing resilience, resourcefulness and reflectiveness in our work, alongside embracing a true love of learning.
We aspire for all learners to be...
- real thinkers and enquirers
- effective communicators
Research shows that we need to equip our children with a highly developed capacity to learn for life in the 21st Century. We teach our children from an early age to understand what makes an effective learner. Children have discussions about how to be a good learner and how this can be developed throughout school.
The link below shows what lifelong learning - 3R's actually means in terms of learning. By planning through our class themes, which include active and enquiry based learning, we are equipping our children with the necessary skills to become better learners for life.