Vision and Values
Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
We believe that education is a partnership between pupils, staff, parents and governors to ensure the creation of a happy, secure and safe environment to promote learning.
We welcome all pupils to our school by recognising that each pupil has different needs, abilities and interests, leading to a shared sense of purpose supported by mutual trust and respect.
We encourage pupils to learn through individual and collaborative study, providing opportunities for discovery, investigation and the development of individual interests and talents, in order to provide a stepping-stone for individual growth and development and the ability to aspire to excellence at their individual levels.
Whole school aims
As a school we aim to:
- provide a happy, secure and safe environment;
- give pupils a sense of their own value and self-esteem, so that they have confidence in themselves and respect for others;
- ensure that each child is treated equally, without prejudice to gender, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, background or disability in accordance with our Equality Policy;
- ensure that all pupils have equal access to the full range of educational opportunities provided by the school;
- be based firmly on Christian principles, but to be a place where there is no ideological pressure or indoctrination;
- develop the relationship with the local church community, recognising the different, complementary role that each has towards the other;
- play our part in the life of the community, to share its concerns and to be open to those who seek help, support and resources;
- promote a sympathetic understanding and appreciation of all cultures and peoples in our local areas, our country, and in other parts of the world;
- encourage respect for others through good manners, politeness and consideration for others;
- help pupils to prepare for the next stage of education and develop their potential to be good citizens, by encouraging them to make a positive contribution to society and the world in which they live;
- involve pupils, staff, parents and governors in the life of the school, actively encouraging their participation;
- support the professional development of teaching and non-teaching staff, recognising and appreciating the interdependency of a variety of skills, talents and abilities.
Through our teaching, we aim to:
- provide a broad, balanced and stimulating education, covering all aspects of the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and the National Curriculum;
- encourage pupils to develop lively enquiring minds and study skills, which will enable them to work towards independent learning and self-reliance;
- teach pupils to express themselves in written and oral language and through music, art, dance, drama and PE;
- develop mathematical, scientific and technological understanding;
- teach pupils to be confident in their use and application of technology;
- stimulate within each pupil a sense of curiosity and excitement about the world and an appreciation of human achievements and history;
- encourage pupils to take physical exercise and to keep themselves healthy;
- teach pupils to care for the environment and to conserve resources.
Promoting Fundamental British Values
In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
The Key Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs