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Dundale Learning Values

 

We are very excited to launch our new school values. Teachers and pupils have worked hard to shape the values, with School Council determining the final definitions. 

 

We are Ambitious

 

At Dundale, we are proud of who we are and who we are growing to be. We aspire to succeed and are confident and courageous when facing challenges.

 

We are Reflective

 

At Dundale, we think deeply and carefully about our learning and behaviour journey: where we have come from and where we are going.

 

We are Inclusive

 

At Dundale, everyone is equal. Difference is valued and nurtured. We celebrate this by being kind, tolerant, and respectful of others.

 

We are Resilient

 

At Dundale, we are motivated to succeed, regardless of any difficulties we face.

 

 

Our curriculum has been developed to offer all our children an exciting learning experience, based on an integrated, cross-curricular approach. Teachers plan four to six topics for the year so that children become fully immersed in their learning and develop life- long learning skills.

 

Child-Centred Learning

We always encourage our children to reflect on what they have learnt. Our children contribute towards planning their learning. This starts at the beginning of topics taking into consideration their questions and interests and continues through the learning journey by including them in decision making over how they will learn best.

 

Home School Partnership

Each child's parents and carers are their primary educators and we believe that learning at home forms the solid foundation on which to build school based learning. Children are expected to complete home learning every week including regular reading and maths practice. We encourage parents and carers to support their children with this while making links between learning at home and school.

 

Enrichment

Our children are given plenty of opportunities to go out on trips and to experience visitors at school. Pupils take regular part in sporting competitions across Tring and community events such as the annual apple fair and carnival.

Music is an important part of the school curriculum with weekly singing, specialist led sessions for all children and a thriving choir who regularly perform in and out of school. Pupils may also take advantage of learning a musical instrument with instrument teachers. 

Over the last 3 years, Dundale pupils have taken part in the Natural History Museum takeover, running the museum for a day; they have been involved in local radio station 'Mix 96' small talk programme, giving opinions on a range of topics for broadcast and taken part in local art and design competitions.

 

 

 

 

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