to give all our children the best possible start in their education.
to provide a broad and balanced curriculum with carefully planned progression from class to class. We also work very closely with our feeder schools to ensure continuity and to minimise any ‘dip’ in learning that will happen at a point of transition between schools.
to make parents welcome and keep them well informed - both about what is happening in and around school and about their individual child’s progress and attainment.
to provide a secure, positive, stimulating and creative learning environment.
to have high expectations.
to develop each child’s self esteem and support their personal, moral and social development by encouraging them to feel respected and valued and to respect and value others.
to promote Christian values and guide children in their spiritual and moral development.
to promote 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; democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.
to have a reflective staff who constantly seek to develop their own professional skills, are receptive to new ideas and well supported in developing outstanding practice.
to have a safe, clean, well resourced and attractive environment - encouraging a sense of pride.
to have a leadership team, including governors, giving parents and children an opportunity to be part of decision making processes.
These values are highlighted in classrooms and followed in other curriculum ares and everyday practice. In order, the themes this year (September 2016 to July 2017) are :
Our 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.