School Vision, Pledge and Aims

Vision Statement

We plant the seeds of possibility in all our children within a safe secure school family.

Safeguarding Pledge

At our school we are committed to:
Protecting children from maltreatment;
Preventing impairment to children’s health and development;
Ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and
Undertaking that role so as to enable those children to have optimum life chances and to enter adulthood successfully.

Aims

The teaching staff and governors aim to provide a warm and welcoming Christian ethos that will be evident to all who come within our walls and which enables our children to develop strong Christian values. Within this context we will make every effort to:

• Create memorable experiences that challenge and prepare our children for an ever changing complex life and inspire a thirst for lifelong learning.

• From within our Christian ethos we foster positive values for all faiths and promote respectful relationships.

• Through our safe, stimulating and caring environment, we encourage children to develop identities and abilities.

• provide interesting displays of artefacts, posters, photographs and children’s work in the class rooms and around the school, and provide children with stimulating and challenging learning experiences;

• create an orderly school community in which relationships are good, staff have high expectations of children concerning work and behaviour, and the arrangements for dealing with selfish behaviour are clearly understood by children and applied consistently by staff;

• provide children with an education of high quality through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which gives appropriate emphasis to English, Maths, Science, ICT and Religious Education, but which also recognizes the equal importance of the creative (Design and Technology, Art, Music and PE) and humanities (Geography, History and Personal, Health, Social Education) subjects;

• ensure each child achieves levels in the National Curriculum tests in Year 6 which are as high as possible, is given challenging but achievable targets and is prepared for secondary education;

• help children develop independent learning skills and give them opportunities to learn through collaboration in groups;

• help children acquire or develop a range of interests through a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

In order to achieve these aims the school will promote the partnership between home and school, respecting and valuing the role of parents in sharing with teachers
in the education of the children.

Members of the school family will nurture one another and promote the development of each other.