The Ethos and Values of the School
Our school exists to educate the children of the surrounding community. Our mission is to provide a broad, balanced and relevant education which caters for the whole child in a secure and caring environment. We wish our school to be a centre of excellence in which individuals are encouraged to develop their maximum potential.
1. Children are the heart of the school, each one an individual and deserving the best that we can offer. This school will offer the best education in the best possible environment. This will take place through a whole school approach with everyone feeling involved in decision making and ownership. The people who work here will take responsibility for the daily happenings of school life as well as aspects of management, achieving job satisfaction and high motivation.
Adults and children work together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and demonstrate the quality of what is happening in teaching and learning. There will be evidence of high standards coupled with continual evaluation and feedback.
Parents, carers and visitors to the school will work in close partnership with school staff and governors in trying to provide the best education and keep the school’s code of conduct.
Children’s work will be carefully planned, monitored and continually assessed in order to provide the best teaching and learning environment possible so that the work is always matched to a child’s ability.
There will be a willingness to move forward and accept necessary change coupled with continual evaluation of organisation, teaching methods and curriculum content.
These will be underpinned by the following values:
2. We believe that children should develop a happy way of being together, that their self-respect for the rights and needs of other children and adults from their own culture and other cultures and for the opposite gender.
3. We are aiming to educate the whole child by presenting a total experience which is right and relevant to his/her individuality, thus fostering the child’s intellectual, physical, cultural, moral and spiritual development.
4. We aim to teach a broad and balanced curriculum content by carefully planning and delivering the National Curriculum followed by assessment and recording of the children’s progress.
5. We aim to provide a supportive, consistent framework in which the child feels safe and understands what is expected of him/her in terms of behaviour and standards of work.
6. We aim to foster a close partnership with parents and carers and build up a relationship of mutual respect and understanding so that we best serve the needs of each individual child.
7. We recognise that change and progress are an important part of everyday life and, therefore, aim to equip children to cope and flourish in dealing with the challenges faced by such changes.
8. We aim to do this in an atmosphere of mutual respect with the whole school community working together to achieve a high quality of teaching and learning. Supporting this is the commitment to promoting the health of both children and staff through all aspects of school life. This is to ensure the well being of all in the community and supports our drive to include all.
The school has a pastoral care obligation towards its pupils. The teachers try to act towards the children in the same way as reasonable parents would act towards their own child.