Underpinned by our Christian values, we want our children to have respect for themselves, each other and for the wider world in which we live. We want them to be happy, resilient, and proactive and commit to working interdependently. We want our children to make a difference.
In a nurturing community, we will provide rich and varied learning opportunities for every child. Personal development is at the heart of our school curriculum which aims to develop each child’s mind, body and spirit.
We believe that we should:
- act with “Love and Respect”
- have clear communication
- value the input of the wider community and environment
- model and develop a sense of social and moral responsibility
- provide opportunities for everyone, adults and children, to be the best that they can be and to develop and share their skills
- nurture a growth mindset approach for an “I can….” culture
- facilitate an excitement for learning with clear guidelines for expectations and ways to improve
Therefore we will :
- enable the children to explore the Christian values in collective worship and the wider day to develop a sense of where they fit in the world
- provide an environment which is safe for all, not only physically but emotionally, to explore their ideas and emotions and offer extra additional expertise for those that require it
- have high expectations of the all and encourage all to have high expectations of themselves in all aspects of their lives
- allow all to learn about social and moral responsibility and to encourage them to have a “voice”
- have clear channels of communication through parent-mail, our website and a home-school communication book with information at least once a term about children’s achievements and next steps
- provide a hub to encourage communication and family interaction by having a family time each morning where parents bring their children into school to see the work being done in class, have communication with the teacher and other families
- seek the opinions of all stakeholders in order to better our provision
- have links with the church include weekly collective worship in school led by the vicar as well as visits to church/cathedral for special celebrations
- actively encourage parents and members of the community to share their skills and work with the children
- plan and resource an enabling environment to ensure progress and high achievement
- organise visits, after-school clubs and workshops to enrich the children’s experiences
- encourage exploration of our natural environment for “awe and wonder experiences” and a connection with the natural world
- have close links with pre-school and junior school to ensure a smooth transition.