Aims and Vision

Please see our updated vision for the school 2019 below:-

Our School Vision

Our School Vision artwork

We aim to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.

We aim to be a community which warmly welcomes all and which creates a stimulating environment for learning through a lively, creative curriculum – a place where every child will have the support they need.

We aim to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. We are a community who welcome all warmly and who create a stimulating environment for learning through a lively and bespoke curriculum.

We aim to…

…through

…develop an understanding of the Christian Faith, and to foster spiritual growth

…daily collective worship with a focus on a half termly Christian value, a weekly visit for collective worship from Rev Norman and Caroline, Worship Group, Forest School, reflection areas in class and outdoors, charity fundraising events, Harvest/ Nativity/Easter services in school, in the forest and in church

 

…provide all our children with a safe and happy school in which learning is a valued and enjoyable experience

…prioritising safeguarding, enabling pupil voice through Talk Circles, MSA support & play leaders at lunchtimes, nurturing relationships & environment, Steps trained staff, annual safeguarding training for all staff, Celebration collective worship- stars of the week, rainbow rewards, values certificates, pupil voice

 

…encourage children to be curious and creative, to think for themselves and to develop enquiring, questioning minds which thrive on challenge and which aim high

…weekly Forest School, weekly outdoor learning, enrichment activities at lunchtime and after school (RTFC), a bespoke, broad and sequenced curriculum with high quality class teaching, pupil voice valued, assessment for learning involves pupils

…develop a love of learning and a determination to try their best, and to become life-long learners

…developing ‘Building Learning Powers’ (resilience, reflectiveness, reciprocity, resourcefulness), promoting Christian values, Stars of the Week and reward systems, sharing assembly, celebration collective worship, high quality class teaching

…give children the confidence to embrace change and to engage with technological advances

…using Chrome books, Google Drive, iPads, developing remote learning policy, prioritising eSafety

…promote good health through a rich and varied programme of sporting activities and through a commitment to healthy eating

…timetabling 2 hrs of PE per week, using a dedicated sports coach for 1 of these sessions, planning SSP, SG awards, enrichment activities at lunchtime and after school (RTFC), food technology termly, healthy snacks in school, PSHRE & science curriculum, promoting 5 Ways to Well-being

…provide an environment where children feel good about themselves and are optimistic about the future; providing a place where caring for and supporting others is second nature and where good manners are a given

…promoting Christian values, planning school visits and enrichment activities, developing and maintaining high quality safe and nurturing relationships between staff, pupils and parents, PSHRE curriculum

…encourage children to value everyone and show respect for all members of the community whatever their race, gender or creed

…promoting British values, Christian values, RE curriculum, fundraising charity events, enrichment visits, visitors to school, residential visits, Buddy system, Eco Warriors, PSHRE curriculum

…provide an ethos where children feel that their voice can be heard and that by making a contribution they can make a difference and make changes for the better

…Talk Circles, Eco Warriors, Worship Group

…foster concern about the world they live in: to take pride in their school and their local environment and care about the world that they will leave for future generations

…Forest School, Eco Warriors, science and geography curriculum, Christian value of stewardship

…work in partnership with parents in the education of their children and encourage their involvement & support

…parent helpers, FOLs, parent consultations, parent/teacher/child conference, weekly letters, newsletters, website, SB developing parental engagement

These aims are reinforced in our home school agreement.

Home School Code Of Conduct 2021

The school takes its duty of care to safeguard children very seriously. The link below has some useful information to help children to use the internet and social networking sites. Children below the age of 13 should not be using Facebook. When they do start to use it they will need to understand the potential dangers as well as the impact of what they write upon others. www.thinkuknow.co.uk

Other useful websites with e-Safety information can be found on the e-Safety page.