"I’m extremely proud to be Headteacher of Meon Infant School. We’ve been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted since 2005, and we pride ourselves on high standards and expectations.
We aim to instil a life-long love of learning, giving our pupils the confidence to flourish in an ever-changing world. Our school is a secure and nurturing environment where all teachers, parents, governors and visitors to our school are respected, valued and supported. As a Thinking School, both pupils and staff learn how to think reflectively, critically and creatively - and we believe this contributes to the positive wellbeing of everybody.
Our values are respect, resilience and enjoyment. We celebrate the fact that we are all different and may hold different beliefs, and we promote tolerance and respect. We encourage pupils to develop their skills to learn independently and to ‘have a go’ at new and unfamiliar challenges. And we make learning fun, inspiring children to be the best that they can be."
Mrs. Karen Morey | Headteacher
At Meon Infant School we believe passionately in providing our students with the best foundations on which to build their academic and personal success. As part of this, we utilise a cognitive approach to education through Thinking Skills and Tools.
“To become a thinking school requires (shared) vision, skillful in-service training and a great deal of hard work. In one sense, the process is never-ending, but we do believe that schools demonstrating that they can match a certain number of basic criteria can rightfully claim to be a thinking school.” – Professor Bob Burden, of Exeter University.
A school uniform is vital for a student to feel a part of something, it improves concentration and fosters a sense of pride, especially when they wear it outside of school.
We are very proud of our uniform, it greatly enhances the standards of our school. We ask all children to dress in school colours of maroon badged jumpers and white shirts, teamed with grey trousers and black shoes.
1. WHO THEY ARE: Affectionately nicknamed Our Trust, it’s effectively the family name for the 18 schools in Our Trust. The schools within Our Trust are situated across Medway, Deal, Hampshire and Plymouth.
2. WHY A THINKING SCHOOL IS THE ONE FOR YOUR CHILD: A Thinking School challenges students to think deeply about their thinking, to be their best self and to gain the knowledge, tools and skills to shape their success in a life beyond school.
The children and young people we're presently educating will retire around 2070. According to experts most of the jobs our children will have don't even exist yet, and this is why developing skills to think independently and become life-long learners is so important.
3. HOW A THINKING SCHOOL WORKS: Our cognitive approach to education defines us but does not create a 'one size fits all'. Each and every member of the TSAT family is equally as important and shares a direction and ethos; put simply, we believe that we are stronger together.
Our schools work with each student so they are aspirational and ready to move forward and understand their role within their local community and beyond. The Thinking School approach to education is unique and we believe that it genuinely transforms the life chances of our children, teaching them the critical thinking skills they need to be resilient in life after school.