Aims and ethos

aims and ethos

We believe:

  • Our children and families feel safe and valued.
  • Our ethos is inclusive and supportive. Positive behaviour is promoted and rewarded and mutual respect among all members of the school is encouraged and developed.
  • The children develop an understanding and respect for their own culture and beliefs and those of others, in order for them to appreciate that diversity enriches our culture.
  • The children receive an education of quality; focussing on skills, particularly literacy, numeracy and ICT, because it is through mastery of these that the children can access a broader, creative curriculum.
  • The children are encouraged to be participants in their own learning through the provision of a challenging and creative curriculum.
  • Assessment is an integral part of our planning and ensures that our children are appropriately challenged and know how to improve.
  • Adults and children are encouraged to learn from, and alongside each other with the shared principle that learning is part of a lifelong journey
  • The staff has a shared vision and work together to promote high expectations and aspirations for all our children, understanding that different children learn in different ways.
  • We understand the importance of working in partnership with our families, and work closely with other agencies to create a holistic and nurturing network of support.
  • Children are encouraged to take responsibility for their actions within a structured code of conduct, and positive attitudes to learning and behaviour are praised and rewarded.
  • The promotion and encouragement of adopting healthy lifestyles will ensure sustainable emotional and physical well-being.
  • Promoting the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance is fundamental to our core principles and enables our children to acquire the skills values and attitudes to become active and engaged citizens