The wellbeing of our children and staff at Fern House School is paramount and our ethos ensures that everybody feels valued and heard.
The Wellbeing of our Children
We have a strong growth mindset ethos across the school that encourages independence and resilience, enabling children to use these skills in any given situation. Children are given the opportunity to reflect on their learning each week in learning journals and take ownership of their own progress.
Our nurturing culture is promoted through our Fern House ethos, where our children learn collaboratively and create relationships with children of all ages across the school.
Our children participate in mindfulness and yoga sessions as part of our PSHE curriculum and we ensure that their mental and physical wellbeing is valued by themselves and others. Our PSHE education helps pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage many of the critical opportunities, challenges and responsibilities they will face as they grow up and in adulthood.
We are able to provide every child with breakfast each morning when they arrive at school.
The Wellbeing of our Staff
The wellbeing of our staff is a high priority for Fern House and we have designed our way of working to encompass this ethos. Our staff retention is excellent due to the opportunities and importance we place on valuing their contribution. We have considered teacher workload, including assessment and marking and created much more effective practices to ensure workload is reduced and pupil progress is increased. We provide staff incentives as well as equipping our staff with the very best technology, e.g. all teachers use Macbooks so that they can provide the very best resources for teaching and learning. The voice of our staff is always heard and they contribute to the development of our curriculum.