Aims, Ethos and Values
We believe the children of our school are entitled to a safe and secure environment in which they are encouraged to become independent, self-reliant and considerate to others. Our broad aim is to develop within each child a love of learning and to prepare pupils as individuals with the competence, confidence and Christian values to enable them to make a full contribution to the demands of family life, the local community and the changing circumstances of the modern world.
This includes aiming to:
- provide all pupils with a happy, secure, caring and stimulating environment where discipline is firm, fair and consistent;
- ensure that all pupils receive equal regard and access to the curriculum;
- provide a relevant, balanced and broadly based education within the framework of the National Curriculum
- designed to encourage each pupil to reach their full potential;
- develop each child’s self-esteem.
In our pupils we encourage:
- a desire to achieve their best academically and to do their best for others;
- a respect for spiritual and moral values and an unprejudiced view of other races, religions and ways of life. The school aims to create an environment in which no child experiences harassment (racial or otherwise) whether directed at themselves or at a fellow pupil;
- a desire to take responsibility for their own health and wellbeing and to lead an active and fulfilling life;
- a desire to enhance the reputation of the school through the care of premises and positive behaviour, in and out of school, as we positively promote a sense of belonging, togetherness and worth.
As a school we strive to:
- put the needs of the pupils first, through the development of the highest quality professional planning, preparation and provision for our children;
- offer a secure learning environment where the pastoral needs of pupils are responded to with sensitivity;
- demonstrate a responsive, considerate and positive attitude towards all other members of the school through considerate personal behaviour and action;
- appreciate and value each child’s strengths;
- look at the whole child: their intellectual, physical, emotional, spiritual and social development and the development of social responsibility, placing equal emphasis upon each aspect of their education;
as a Church of England school we are inclusive, serving the whole community, and welcoming people of all faiths and none.
To support our work in these areas we have six central Christian values. Each half term we focus on one value but all six underpin all that we do in school.
|Respect:||for ourselves, for others, for the things around us and for our environment|
|Thankfulness:||for nature, for our lives and remembering the importance of saying thank you|
|Friendship:||love, humility, kindness, generosity, compassion and forgiveness|
recognising we all have a role to fulfil, an obligation to behave correctly and to act independently, making our own decisions
truthfulness, trust and justice
to try new things, to try things which seem hard or scary, to persevere