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Vision and Ethos

Our aim is to ensure that all of our children have a happy and exciting time at Griffin, who become lifelong learners and are able to understand and engage positively with the world. We offer rich experiences and diverse opportunities to meet the needs of every Griffin pupil.

At Griffin, we believe that our pupils learn best when they are challenged, engaged and inspired.

Our curriculum model encompasses many things to make our vision a reality. We take learning from inside the classroom to the outside world and into our Forest in the City; we strive to achieve our personal best (inside ourselves) and work together as a team. We express our ideas and feelings to the outside world through the Arts and our SMSC and Personal Development programme.

We work hard to live our vision: ‘Experience the world with us!’ and ‘Give your best, get the best!’ aspirations that capture our philosophy that learning is about actively engaging with the world and striving to achieve our personal best at all times.

At Griffin, we live our vision to meet the needs of every child. We are proud to be an inclusive and multi-cultural school, where many students are learning English as an additional language. We also have pupils with a variety of different learning needs, who need additional support, and children who need challenges differently.

We offer a wide range of enrichment and enhancement opportunities within and beyond the school-day experience, to ensure that every young person at Griffin has access to a broad, balanced and enriched education. 

An important part of our vision is our partnership work with families and our local community.  

We know that in order for young people to develop as kind, healthy people, a positive partnership between our parents/carers and our Griffin staff is vital, so your opinions and support are both valued and welcomed. 

Griffin Learner

As a community, we have developed a set of traits that constitute what it means to be a learner who attends Griffin Primary School: Griffin Learner Traits.

This approach is routine in our school life. We use the traits to ensure there is coherence and consistency, which is necessary for establishing and sustaining a positive, predictable and safe environment at whole school level. 

These are used to teach learning behaviours and promote self-discipline and respect.

The Elliot Foundation Academy Trust

The Elliot Foundation Academy Trust's vision can be found here.