Statement of the School's ethos and aims
To provide a world-class education locally, enabling every child to reach their full potential
All children will be known, valued and supported to do their best. Our school will be a welcoming and supportive environment for all children regardless of background, gender or ability.
Our curriculum will challenge and stimulate our children, encourage them to be curious, investigate, ask questions, try new things to become independent, resourceful and resilient learners.
We will utilise proven strategies such as Phonics to develop reading skills; Maths Mastery to develop numeracy; and Talk for Writing to develop literacy skills. All these things will combine to create an exciting, innovative curriculum that coupled with outstanding teaching will lead to fabulous outcomes for our children.
Our Forest Schools programme will enable our children to learn and develop within a natural space; led by a qualified practitioner with a focus on developing personal, social and emotional life skills through learner led, nature-based learning.
We will use Philosophy for Children to promote emotional awareness and thinking skills. This programme calls on imagination and reasoning skills and puts these capacities to work exploring values, assumptions and vital concepts like justice, truth, knowledge and beauty.
Our Reception children will have plenty of opportunity to learn through structured play and as they grow up and progress through the school, more discrete and structured learning opportunities will be offered, including Science, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Technology, Arts and Humanities.
High expectations underpin our work. School should be an enjoyable place for children to learn and our expectations are summed up by the motto ‘Work Hard, Be Kind.’ We promote a strong sense of community and ‘family’ in our schools along with personal responsibility for learning and behaviours. Everything we do is designed to help our children grow into confident, well rounded adults who will make a strong contribution to society.
We have the highest expectations of everyone in our school community. Our teachers will be on a continuous professional development journey supported by colleagues across the trust and through our teaching school alliance
We aim to work in partnership with parents. We believe that listening to parents and pupils is a vital part of delivering a world class education.
We aim to have strong parental involvement in our school life whether that is listening to children read, serving on our Governing Body, helping us to organise community events or just by feeding back to us to help us provide the best possible education for children.
We aim to be outstanding at our first inspection.