The school provides a learning environment within which pupils and teachers can work together towards agreed aims. That environment is based on the following principles:
- the school functions as a community which values the contributions of all those in its life. That community includes children, teachers, non-teaching staff, parents, governors, friends and church. Staff work to create an atmosphere in which each child is encouraged to make a positive contribution to the life of the school.
- the school is open and responsive to educational change and the professional development of the teaching staff is given a high priority.
- all staff work together to achieve the school’s aims in an atmosphere of respect and co-operation.
- the teachers recognise the value of first-hand experience and practical tasks in the learning process. We appreciate the need for children to have regular opportunities for systemic reflection upon their experience and activities.
- teachers have high expectations of their pupils, both in achievements and behaviour.
- Teachers recognise that learning opportunities must be matched to children’s abilities and interests as well as being stimulating and interesting.
- children are expected to develop self discipline and are encouraged to be self confident. Honesty and consideration for others are attitudes which are valued highly. Children are encouraged to set their own high standards and to take pride in their achievements.
- our school offers equal opportunities across the whole curriculum to all our children who receive a broad and balanced curriculum.