Our Values

As a result of a thorough consultation process involving children, parents, staff and governors we are delighted to be able to launch our new school mission statement and core values in September 2015.  Click on the link below to find out more.  

Carden Mission Statement and Core Values



The Carden Learning Journey

We believe that the process of learning needs to be made explicit to children to help them develop as effective life-long learners. To help this we have selected 11 characteristics of effective learning. Each is represented as an animal which helps children to remember. There is regular discussion about each means and looks like in practice so that children understand them. In lessons teachers will focus on 1 or 2 characteristics and encourage children to reflect upon how they have been applying them and why this has helped with learning. These characteristics are in the Learning Journey document.  For more information please click on the link below

The Carden Learning Journey


 School of Sanctuary Award

 We are very proud to have received the School of Sanctuary Award from Sanctuary by the Sea team. This means that we are a welcoming school to everyone and have a greater understanding of the challenges faced by people seeking refugee status.