Pinewood is a little different. It is embodied in our vision, aims and values and evident in our approach to life. Here at Pinewood two strongly held beliefs underpin that approach. Firstly that learning can only be fostered in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect and within an environment where fear of failure is banished. We start with the premise that you can do nothing with an unhappy child.
Create the right atmosphere of care and respect and accept that children will and should ask questions, push boundaries and occasionally transgress, and you establish a school where children start to trust their instincts, recognise the relationship between action and consequence, and begin to take responsibility for their own development.