Values of The Moorland Federation in Somerset: Our Commitment to Inclusive, High-Quality Education for All

As a federation of educational settings, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality education for all students, regardless of their background or abilities.

The Moorland Federation, Delivering the Highest Educational Standards

Creating a Socially Responsible Educational Environment

As a federation of educational settings, we are dedicated to providing a high-quality learning experiences for all our students, regardless of their background or abilities. We want all our students to flourish and to go on to live full, happy and healthy lives. We prioritise respect for diversity, inclusivity, and social justice, and strive to create a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, staff and families.

Through promoting academic excellence, collaboration, innovation, community engagement, social and emotional learning, environmental sustainability, safety, and continuous improvement, we work to foster a sense of community and ensure the success of every student while also working towards a better future for the planet.

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The Moorland Federation, Delivering the Highest Educational Standards

Empowering Students, Staff, and Families: A Holistic Approach to Learning, Sustainability, and Community Engagement

At all our Educational settings, your child will get an education that will set them up for success no matter where life takes them. We've got a safe and inclusive environment where every student is valued, and we make sure to teach respect for diversity and social justice. But we don't just focus on values, we also strive for academic excellence by providing an exciting and engaging curriculum that challenges your child to reach their full potential.

Being part of our community means working together and supporting each other, this leads to better outcomes for everyone. We use innovative technology and teaching methods to make sure every student gets the best education possible. We also give your child the opportunity to get involved in community engagement, which helps them understand the importance of giving back and being responsible citizens.
We care about the whole child, so we help them develop essential social and emotional skills. And by doing so, they'll have a positive sense of self, form healthy relationships, and make responsible decisions. We also teach about environmental sustainability and conservation, so your child can help preserve our planet for future generations.

Safety and well-being are our top priority, so you can have peace of mind knowing your child is in good hands. And we never stop looking for ways to improve, we regularly evaluate our practices, programs and policies to ensure student success and the success of the federation as a whole.

We are committed to working with great partners and achieving key accreditations.

Through our commitment to setting the standard for education we partner with People, Purpose and Planet led organisations, including becoming the first Educational Setting to be certified by Includability as a Committed Federation of Schools.

We have joined organisations such as premier league football clubs, household FMCG businesses and charitable organisations in our commitment to delivering a diverse, inclusive, mentally healthy and sustainable workplace and centres of excellence in education.

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Whether you are looking for information about school policies, admissions, a school trip or how to book a lunch our FAQs are a great place to start.

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See our frequently asked questions across a range of subjects from everyday school attendance to special trips, extra curricular activities and admissions.

Can my child wear jewellery in school?

We ask that pupils do not wear jewellery in school.

Do you involve parents/carers in planning activities outside the classroom and school trips?

Advice from parents or carers is welcomed and essential on these occasions.

Accessibility & SEND
How accessible is the school and its facilities and how will my child be included in activities outside the classroom, including school trips?

Moorland Federation Schools, complete an accessibility self-audit. Efforts are made to make each school as accessible as possible within the constraints in existing buildings.

Accessibility & SEND
How do Moorland Federation schools promote caring attitudes?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

How do school keep track of children’s additional needs?

Every school has a SEND register, which is a list of children at the school who have a Special Educational Need or Disability and need something additional to or different from their classmates above and beyond the scaffolds and adaptations made during everyday class teaching.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you cater to the individual needs of each student?

Our teachers adopt differentiated teaching and learning styles to cater to individual student needs. We believe in creating an environment that enables each child to work at their own pace and level.

How do you identify children with SEND?

We think of it as identifying children that have barriers to their learning and we do what we can to remove those barriers.

Accessibility & SEND
How do you implement your vision in the schools?

Our vision is implemented by creating learning environments that fosters self-confidence, positive growth mindset, independence, and motivation. We create an atmosphere where children feel safe, secure, happy, inspired and valued.

Christian Distinctiveness
How do you incorporate the ethos of "Growing together, learning for life"?

We encourage children to showcase their talents, to be proud of their achievements, and share their unique qualities with others. We also encourage supporting each other and model positive behaviours, ensure we can all live up to the "Growing together, learning for life" ethos.

How do you instil a sense of responsibility and independence in students?

We encourage children to be aware of their actions and take responsibility for them. We provide opportunities for them to make choices and decisions, fostering a sense of independence.

Behaviour & Bullying

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