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Vision and Values

We want to share the school's vision and values with you, please read the information below:

Our mission statement at Overdale Infant School

Lighting the hearts and minds of our community.

At Overdale Infant School we create a nurturing, caring environment that promotes a love of learning, with a spirit of fun and curiosity, working together in harmony to achieve the potential of all, in connection with our community. We recognise every child is unique, and we value each one of them as an individual and hope to enlighten their minds with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in life. We aim to meet the needs of every unique child through an exciting broad, balanced curriculum which is based on developing skills for learning and investigation of the world around us.

We work in effective partnership with the families and wider community, valuing all children as individuals and developing their interests and potential accordingly. We believe in living, laughing, learning and achieving together as a community.

Our Values

Our core values are at the heart of the school. We expect all staff and pupils to demonstrate them at all times and for children's behaviour to be outstanding. 

Respect - Adults and pupils alike show respect for each other. We promote equal opportunities through non-discriminatory practices.  We respect our belongings and the school environment.

Responsibility - Staff and children take responsibility for their actions and any disagreements are resolved in a restorative manner. We take responsibility for the world we live in and take care of the environment.

Resilience - Staff and children develop resilience in everything they do supported by those around them. We persevere when things are challenging and ask for help if we need it.

We promote our school values daily through assemblies, our curriculum and adult modelling. Certificates are awarded to children when they demonstrate one of our school values.

At Overdale Infant School we believe that:

  • Everyone has the right to feel safe at all times
  • High standards of behaviour are essential for a successful school and for achieving the school’s vision
  • All members of the school community should be free from discrimination of any description.


At Overdale Infant School we promote the fundamental British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We have thought about what British Values mean to the children and how we can incorporate them into daily life.