Aims & Values

Welcome

We aim to provide your children with a happy, stimulating and challenging environment in which their contribution to the school is valued. We expect children to be kind and helpful to each other, to develop high self-esteem and self-discipline. We encourage children to find pleasure in learning and playing together, to understand, respect and value the different cultures and backgrounds that enrich our school and its community.

We believe that we can best succeed in our aims when parents and the school work in close partnership. We encourage parental involvement in classes and throughout the school. Between us we have the most important job of educating your children; enhancing their academic and social skills, their physical development, their emotional and spiritual development and in preparing them for the future. For our part we will do all we can to ensure that your children receive a good education. As a parent or carer, you can ensure that your children get the maximum benefit from their education by involving yourself in and supporting their learning. You can also help by ensuring that your children get a good night’s rest and arrive on time for school each day.

The AIMS of the school are as follows:

ACHIEVEMENT

To ensure every child is supported and challenged to make maximum progress and achieve to the very best of his/her ability.

ETHOS

To provide a welcoming, safe and caring environment in which each child’s uniqueness is valued, supported and respected. To build and maintain effective partnerships in the school and wider community.

LEARNING & TEACHING

To provide a wide and balanced range of learning experiences through which each child will develop their full potential as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible and respectful citizens, and effective contributors.

LEARNING FOR WORK; LEARNING FOR LIFE

To equip children with the life-long learning skills required to be proactive and successful in the 21st century.

HEALTH PROMOTION

To improve continually the health of all children and staff through strategies that promote a balanced life style and encourage physical and emotional wellbeing

EQUITY & INCLUSION

To ensure all members of the school community enjoy equality of access to educational opportunities regardless of their needs, religion, culture race, family, social or economic background; To provide effective support systems for everyone to achieve their potential.

LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

To ensure that the school’s promoted staff provide the highest quality of leadership and management and support for all; To improve the quality of learning and teaching by providing a programme of continuing professional development for all staff; To promote and enable leadership to be distributed throughout the school.

 VALUES

We are committed to supporting the development of the whole pupil, encouraging their development academically, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.

Our learning community is strengthened by a set of core values that underpin the life and work of our school.

We develop the Four Capacities of the Curriculum for Excellence, Responsible Citizens, Effective Contributors, Successful Learners and Confident Individuals in our pupils through the teaching of these values.

Our ‘living values’ provide a ‘compass’ to steer by in making choices and decisions and in shaping our daily lives.

 

At the heart of everything we do, we teach and develop:

 

Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Fairness and Justice, Tolerance and Acceptance and Consideration for others

Our Mission Statement for Raising Attainment

 

We aim to:

  • Inspire children to have hopes, dreams and high aspirations, and to have the courage and determination to follow them by fostering in them a strong growth mindset and resilience;
  • Provide an inclusive learning environment, committed to closing the attainment gap where all children attain their highest standards of achievement;
  • Provide a safe, caring, nurturing and supportive environment in which all children can develop their personal, emotional, spiritual, social, and academic potential;
  • Ensure that all children are valued, respected and celebrated as equal members of the school community, have the support they need to access a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Celebrate children’s achievement at assemblies and give weekly certificates to encourage effort in learning and publish children’s wider achievements in the school newsletter.

 

Lesley Nock

Headteacher