Children learn best when they are happy and secure.
Our first aim therefore is to create a happy, secure, stable and caring environment in which children can develop. We aim to meet the needs of every child, and this is very much a cornerstone of the Montessori philosophy.
We aim to provide exciting, varied and challenging learning experiences in order to help pupils develop lovely inquiring minds, to stimulate creativity and to expand their intellectual capabilities.
We aim to develop a child’s independence, which again is another important cornerstone of Montessori methodology. We also aim to develop their senses of self-worth and personal responsibility. Montessori teaching begins all this from the first day that a child starts with us.
With encouragement, children will become self-disciplined, motivated and equipped with skills which they can continue to develop for life.
We aim that each child will reach their full potential, whatever that may be. Our highly individualised approach will help us to discover the unique characteristics of your child and to meet their needs.
Children need skills and knowledge that are relevant to adult life and will enable them to cope with our changing world.
We aim to provide a sound foundation in literacy and numeracy and in many other curriculum areas.
Children need to understand the world in which they live. We aim to provide opportunities so that children can gain a wide knowledge, experience and understanding across the curriculum.
Children need to be able to integrate into and contribute to society. Every child at Walthamstow Montessori School is valued, and our little community teaches respect and responsibility towards others. It also gives a child a thorough set of British Values so that they understand about our traditions and culture and our diversity as a nation as well as our rich history.
We aim to impart strong moral values including tolerance and understanding of all religions, races and ways of life as well as fostering international understanding. We encourage children to relate positively with others and to learn to take responsibility for their own actions.
We aim to provide experienced and dedicated teaching staff who are caring and passionate about helping a child to learn and who can bring their own knowledge and experience of the society in which we live.
We aim to encourage parents to be part of their child’s education and to be supportive and involved stakeholders in partnership with us.
We aim that our management and governance will ensure that our school is safe and well organised, accessible and supportive.
We aim to promote a positive partnership between child, teacher, parent and the wider community.
Our school values are adapted from the London 2012 Olympic Values, they are:
- Respect – fair play, knowing one’s own limits and taking care of one’s health and the environment.
- Excellence – how to give the best of oneself on the field of play or in life; taking part and progressing according to one’s own objectives.
- Determination – the drive and motivation to overcome both physical and mental barriers in order to achieve your goals.
- Courage – having the self-belief and confidence to overcome adversity and face difficulty.
- Awareness – showing respect and humility towards all those around you in the spirit of fair play.
- Friendship – how to understand each other despite and differences.