Principle 1: A Unique Child
Every child is a unique child who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
Children develop in individual ways and at varying rates. At Throston we recognise that each area of development is important and we aim to help every child to become a skilful communicator and competent learner.
At Throston the diversity of individuals and communities is valued and respected. No child or family is discriminated against. The individual needs of all children, including those who are disabled or have special educational needs are addressed to ensure they are included, valued and supported in all aspects of school life. We identify children who need additional support as early as possible to ensure that every child is given the help they need to progress. Our school Equal Opportunities policy is available for you to read on request.
Young children are vulnerable. They develop resilience when their physical and psychological well-being is protected by adults. At Throston we ensure children are safe and protected and help them to discover boundaries and make choices.
Children’s health is an integral part of their emotional, mental, social, environmental and spiritual well-being.
At Throston we develop your child’s emotional well-being by enabling them to feel a sense of belonging within the Early Years and helping them to make friends and get along with others, which in turn builds their self-esteem.
We support their physical well-being by providing a clean, safe environment that aids mental stimulation. We promote physical activity through continued access to the outdoors and through well planned physical development opportunities to help your child improve their skills of coordination, control, manipulation and movement.
Your child will also learn the importance of keeping healthy and the factors that contribute to maintaining their health. Every day children are given a choice of a healthy snack and Nursery children also have a carton of milk.
In addition we often provide nutritious snacks – such as toast, crackers, fresh fruit and vegetables and food from around the world.
Children are also encouraged to drink plenty of water throughout the day!
We provide a water cooler in Early Years so that children have ready access to water at all times. Reception children are also encouraged to bring a water bottle in.
- NB – If your child has any known allergies or other individual requirements, please ensure the school is informed.