The values and ethos of the school are agreed and supported by our staff, governors parents and pupils.
Dream and Believe, Learn and Achieve
Together our whole school family (the children, staff, governors, parents, carers and the church) will enable all pupils in the school to live life in all its fullness by encouraging them to:
- Dream to be the best we can;
- Believe in ourselves and others through the Christian ethos of work to become independent, kind and respectful people who value individuality;
- Learn through an enriched, creative curriculum with high quality teaching in a happy, safe, secure environment;
- Aim to achieve our full potential by recognising our strengths and building on them.
We aim to attain the highest standard in the quality of our service. In order to achieve this we believe we must:
Have a philosophy where the needs of the children are placed first. In a caring family atmosphere we expect each child to:
- Be interested in learning;
- Develop lifelong learning skills;
- Be capable of living and working in harmony with others;
- Acquire sound concepts and knowledge of the world in which we live;
- Be able to make decisions and carry them out;
- Acquire sound moral concepts.
Encourage independence, discipline and respect through our Christian values;
Provide a broad, creative curriculum which seeks to develop the whole child;
Support and develop the needs of staff to achieve their full potential. We believe that a talented, well-motivated teaching staff will provide high quality teaching and will encourage children to learn in a safe and happy school;
Foster partnerships within our school community and wider village community;
Treat everyone as an individual, recognising their specific needs and fulfilling the requirements of our Equal Opportunities Statement.
The school community in discussion with staff, parents, governors and most importantly pupils has developed a set of 9 Christian values, based on the ‘Fruits of the Spirit’ (From St Paul’s letters to the Galatians, Ch. 5 v 22-23) , which are embedded and embraced throughout school life. These are