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Visions and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Our vision is for every child to become the best that they can and to develop the skills, attitudes and

confidence to be an active citizen in an ever-changing world.


To be an active citizen in an ever-changing world we want each child to be;

  • A caring person
  • A tolerant person
  • A healthy person
  • A global person
  • An environmental person
  • A happy person

Reflective Candles

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To be an active learner with a 'growth mindset', we want each child to develop ' learning muscles'

(see Learning muscle information below.


Laughing, Learning, Caring and Succeeding for Life


We aim to be a friendly and welcoming school:

  • where learning is fun, challenging, active and rewarding
  • where individuality  and diversity are valued and time is given to each child
  • where we are all proud of who we are and where we live
  • where positive attitudes and values are fostered
  • where a quality learning environment is important both inside and outside

Learning Muscles


The children are introduced to eight Learning Muscles during their time at Faringdon Infant School. These are the learning attitudes required to be successful learners with a 'can do' mind-set. The characters and the learning muscles they represent are introduced through assemblies, stories and in class. Children are celebrated in various ways when they demonstrate the learning attitudes at school.


There are different characters attached to each Learning Muscle in Nursery the children are introduced to:


Cooperation - Andy Ant

Curiosity - Maggie Meerkat

Have a go - Mo the Cheetah


In Foundation the children continue to develop the Learning Muscles they have met before and a further two Learning Muscles are introduced:


Raj the Robot- Don't give up

Enjoy Learning - Monty the Monkey


In Key Stage 1 the children are introduced to the final Learning Muscles to complete our 'can do' mind set.


Concentration - Olga Owl

Imagination - Daisy Dinosaur

Keep growing - George the Giant


The children enjoy making links between the characters and their learning.


Learning Muscles

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‘Laughing, Learning, Caring and Succeeding For Life’