Our shared vision:
Working Together – Sustaining Excellence - Transforming Learning
Aims and Vision: Our School...
- Enjoys a strong relationship with our local church
- Ensures Christian Values are central to all aspects of our school life
- Has tolerance, empathy and an understanding of other faiths and cultures
- Attains high standards of achievement and attainment through a broad, challenging, creative curriculum
- Ensures high quality learning using effective teaching and learning strategies
- Ensures all children know what they can do and how to get better at the things they find difficult
- Ensures all children can succeed while enjoying active learning experiences
- Develops independence: Helps children to apply and have ownership of their learning
- Is a Healthy School and has a welcoming, safe and secure atmosphere
- Develops communication skills, including the appropriate use of IT
- Encourages children to experience a wide range of extra curricular activities
- Recognises and values all members of the school community in its widest sense
- Promotes high achievement and learning for life through our commitment to N.I.C.E. Learning
Our NICE Learning curriculum aims to enable all of our children to become:
Successful learners, who enjoy their learning, make progress and achieve
Confident, creative individuals, who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives,
Active and responsible citizens, doing the right thing - in the right way!
New Learning - Inclusive learning - Creative Learning - Enjoyable Learning
We want our children to become Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful, Reflective and Respectful learners who are Ready for learning.
Being resilient means sticking at it – even when the going gets tough.
Resilient learners: Persist, have a positive attitude, stay involved in their learning, set targets and practice.
Being responsible means looking after yourself and others.
Responsible learners know right from wrong and make good choices, manage themselves, help others and think ahead.
Being resourceful means knowing what to do and where to go when you get stuck.
Resourceful learners show initiative, learn in different ways, ask good questions, involve others in their learning and take risks.
Being ready for learning means feeling fully prepared for learning both physically and mentally.
Learners who are ready for learning feel safe and secure, makes sure their body has all it needs to be healthy and has all the resources they need.
Being reflective means learning from experiences.
Reflective learners are curious, can describe their progress, listen to and learn from feedback and learn from experience.
To improve all children’s learning outcomes, by outstanding teaching and partnership working, within a supportive, caring Christian environment; promoting excellence and determination in the acquisition of knowledge and skills;
To prepare children for the challenges of the 21st Century, to enable children to communicate successfully and to stay safe as unique and valued citizens in a changing world. To understand that learning is an exciting lifelong process;
To promote self-confidence, social, emotional and conflict resolution life skills, in order to live and interact as responsible members of the local, national andworldwide community.
OUR AIMS FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING
At our School we have successful learners by providing:
· High standards and expectations, showing very good to outstanding progress for all children;
· Outstanding teaching;
· Effective tracking, monitoring, review and evaluation of learning for every individual child and for groups of learners;
· Planning for progression, effective personalised learning and self-evaluation by children and teachers;
· A stimulating, challenging and creative curriculum that promotes active learning, thinking skills and encourages problem
· Excellent leadership by Head Teacher, Governors, Lead Practitioners, Learning Coordinators;
· Successful partnerships between school staff and parents / carers;
· A positive and receptive attitude to lifelong learning.
At our school we have confident individuals who learn to:
· Recognise and value their own talents and ambitions;
· Communicate and articulate their thoughts and feelings;
· Help to set their own learning targets;
· Use their initiative and have the ability to be independent learners and to work collaboratively;
· Show resilience, enterprise and the ability to take managed risks;
· Feel safe and secure at home and at school and have the knowledge and ability to make healthy choices.
At our school the children are learning to be responsible citizens by:
· Taking responsibility for themselves and their own actions;
· Making informed choices;
· Showing respect.
· Recognising and challenging prejudice;
· Seeing themselves as local, national and global citizens and learning about their own and other cultures;
· Learning skills to resolve conflict and understanding that actions have consequences;
· Learning to take responsibility for their environment and for sustainable living.
How will we achieve our aims? By:
· Outstanding teaching in order to support, excite and challenge all learners in every aspect of the curriculum;
· Providing an engaging, relevant and inspiring learning environment;
· Involving children in their own learning; listening to children and learning from children;
· Consistently tracking, intervening and supporting individual children’s learning;
· Removing barriers to learning;
· Promoting ‘learning to learn’ skills in order to develop and enhance lifelong learning;
· Effective policy and practice in safeguarding and child protection;
· Working with and engaging parents and carers in their children’s learning;
· Working within the local community to support and sustain all learners;
· Establishing, extending and enhancing national and international learning;
· Experiencing and celebrating diversity and challenging injustice.
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