We work together to support our children to become Respectful, Responsible, Resilient, Risk-takers with a caring attitude to the world around them; each with an enquiring mind setting them ready to be educated citizens.
We will achieve this by:
- setting and achieving high educational standards through a creative, ambitious enquiry-based curriculum supporting our children to reach their full potential.
- fully exploiting our rural setting to inspire creativity and embrace outdoor learning opportunities.
- providing an exciting and inclusive environment for our children to learn and develop, nurturing their health, emotional and social well-being.
- empowering children for the next step of their learning journey.
- collaborating with children, staff, governors, parents and friends to become positive members of our wider community.
Our School Council and Staff have agreed on twelve values that we feel are important to our school:
Each half term, we focus on one of these values, both in the classroom and as a theme for our school assemblies. These values are woven into our curriculum and each one has a particular focus at various point throughout the year.
With this in mind, we aim to:
- provide a safe, happy, caring and well ordered environment in which learning can take place and where each child is valued as an individual
- help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds with the ability to question and discuss rationally, whilst appreciating others' right to have a different point of view and to be prepared to modify their own views if necessary, with good grace
- prepare each child for their life beyond school, by encouraging - amongst other things - independence, cooperation, perseverance, responsibility, respect, originality, constructive self-criticism and a willingness to participate
- ensure that pupils acquire knowledge and skills that are also relevant to adult life and future employment
- help foster a sense of pride in the work that each child produces, by encouraging pupils to attain the highest standards in everything they do
- help children learn the skills necessary to evaluate their own work
- instil respect for religious and moral values together with tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
- help children to understand and care for people
- help children to develop skills to form 'good relationships' in school life and in the outside world
- foster a real sense of partnership in the education of our children by creating informed links between school, parents and children
- ensure that our partnership is based on honesty, trust and mutual respect
- be welcoming, helpful and informative at all times
- actively involve parents in the life of the school.
- support, challenge and develop every member of staff, thereby enabling them to give their very best to, and gain the very best from, the children in their care
- promote equality of opportunity in respect of all staff and students
- maintain quality of pastoral care for students throughout the school and to encourage parents' involvement in their child's progress and in the school in general
- support the Head Teacher and staff in the monitoring of achievement with the aim that each child should generally make continuous improvement.