School Mission and Aims
Staff and Governors have tried to capture the school's core purpose in the following Mission Statement:
The statement was determined to reflect the following:
Our currciulum offers children opportunities to be 'creative'. This not only refers to the creative arts but also to creative thinking. Through interesting cross-curricular themes children are able to apply their skills and knowledge in new situations and wherever possible they are given choice. This means they can try things out and create something unique, which in turn boosts children’s confidence and makes them more committed to their learning. Equally, we encourage adults to think creatively about their teaching and about what they offer to children and to engage in an open discussion about things they have tried out.
Relationships are very strong in our school and there is a culture of collaboration and co-operation between children, between adults, and between children and adults. We are all on a learning journey and expect to support one another along the way. Children work comfortably in a range of groupings as well as on their own and they expect to talk about and share their learning. There is a strong “togetherness”. Adults also welcome opportunities for professional development and are willing to share their learning with one another and where appropriate also with children.
'Trusting in God'
As a Church of England school we promote the belief that God will support us in school and throughout our lives and that we should trust in Him. We are very aware of the large number of children in our school from other faiths, or from no faith, but aim to give all children opportunities to understand basic Christian principles so that they are informed and able to make personal choices about their faith as they grow older.
Our School Aims to:
- create a happy, safe, interesting and stimulating environment, which has the Christian Faith as its foundation;
- provide children with the literacy, maths, ICT and life skills to enable them to take full advantage of their education, both in this school and in their future lives;
- develop spiritual, personal, moral values, a respect and understanding of other religions and cultures, and positive social relationships between everyone in the school community so that children can grow to become successful contributors to society;
- encourage and develop a sense of responsibility, self discipline, self confidence and creative independent thinking;
- foster an enjoyment of learning through an enriched, creative curriculum and inspire lifelong learning for the whole school community;
- develop lively enquiring minds, with the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply their learning to life experiences;
- recognise, nurture and celebrate the achievements, talents, abilities and passions of all children and adults in school;
- develop children’s understanding of, and sense of responsibility for, making safe and healthy choices relating to their own lifestyle and to appreciate their responsibilities for the environment;
- endeavour to give all children equal opportunity to access all aspects of the curriculum and school life;
- develop close active partnerships with parents/carers, other professionals with an interest in the child, the Church and our local community.