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Visions and Values

The staff, children and parents have worked together to determine the three most important values for our school.  These are:






These three values drive all we do in school and underpin our vision of "Teaching with Compassion."



Teaching with Compassion

The Oakwood Infant and Nursery School Way

We are...

Ready to listen; to learn; to make good choices;

Respectful, understanding we are all different; looking after each other; looking after our school; showing kindness; listening to each other;

Safe, because we make good choices; play with kindness; play in safe places.


Establishing trusting and respectful relationships is the key to all we do at Oakwood Infant and Nursery School.  They take time, patience and something we call "bothered-ness."  That means taking the time to listen and take notice of each child and what is important to them, ensuring they feel valued and that they belong.


The reward is an individual who feels safe, secure, confident, knows they have a vital role to play in our community and are able to be the best versions of themselves.


We aim to achieve this through:

  • Meeting and greeting EVERY child with positivity and a smile.
  • Persistently recognising children making good choices.
  • Relentlessly working to build mutual trust, never giving up.
  • Always behaving with humility and compassion.


Our behaviour expectations are based on positive action, which is recognition and reward.  We work to develop and encourage empathy and responsibility, allowing children to grow with understanding.

Teaching British Values