Aims

The Church of England’s vision for all schools is, I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness. John 10:10 We believe the aims for our school are rooted in the Church of England vision for education.

Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills

  • To equip the children with the skills to learn academically, vocationally, socially and spiritually and to take responsibility for their learning and actions

What you will see: Children problem solving, being inquisitive, curious and hard working with the ability to keep trying when things get difficult.

  • To provide a stimulating, high quality curriculum which is fully inclusive and enables achievement and enjoyment for all

What you will see: Children actively engaged, questioning, building friendships with a ‘can do’ attitude. Children making the most of a wealth of opportunities. Children are prepared to take on challenges and learn from them, increasing their abilities and achievements.

Educating for hope and aspiration

  • To provide a safe, happy and healthy environment in which children are encouraged to adopt a healthy lifestyle with aspirations for their future

What you will see: Cheerful children able to make decisions that positively affect their lives. Children who are able to explain their choices and the positive impact these choices will make.

Educating for community and living well together

  • To create a welcoming school community, in which all families are encouraged to play an active role in their child’s education

What you will see: A school community that has respectful, welcoming relationships between pupils, their families and staff. Where the views of parents are sought, feedback is valued and all decisions have children at the heart.

  • To encourage all pupils to make a valuable contribution to the school, local and wider communities

What you will see: Children who are enthusiastic, committed to supporting one another in a variety of ways. Children who are full of ideas about how they can contribute to both the school and the wider community with the confidence to act.

Educating for dignity and respect

  • To develop respect and consideration for the beliefs, differences and ways of life of everyone involved in the school

What you will see: Children who have respectful positive relationships with one another. Who treat each other fairly, with compassion and understanding and enjoy one another’s company.

  • To enable children to explore and discuss faith and worship, working from a Christian foundation, in the context of a multi-faith society

What you will see: Children who enjoy finding out about the similarities and differences between their faith and the faiths of their friends and who use their strong Christian foundation to decide how to behave.