Missions and Aims
Our Mission Statement
Staff and Governors have tried to capture the school's core purpose in the following Mission Statement:
Thinking creatively, learning together, trusting in God
The statement was determined to reflect the following:
- Thinking Creatively
- Our curriculum offers children opportunities to be 'creative'. This not only refers to the creative arts but also to creative thinking. Through interesting cross-curricular themes children are able to apply their skills and knowledge in new situations and wherever possible they are given choice. This means they can try things out and create something unique, which in turn boosts children’s confidence and makes them more committed to their learning. Equally, we encourage adults to think creatively about their teaching and about what they offer to children and to engage in an open discussion about things they have tried out.
- Learning Together
- Relationships are very strong in our school and there is a culture of collaboration and co-operation between children, between adults, and between children and adults. We are all on a learning journey and expect to support one another along the way. Children work comfortably in a range of groupings as well as on their own and they expect to talk about and share their learning. There is a strong “togetherness”. Adults also welcome opportunities for professional development and are willing to share their learning with one another and where appropriate also with children.
- Trusting in God
- As a Church of England school we promote the belief that God will support us in school and throughout our lives and that we should trust in Him. We are very aware of the large number of children in our school from other faiths, or from no faith, but aim to give all children opportunities to understand basic Christian principles so that they are informed and able to make personal choices about their faith as they grow older.
A Christian ethos is at the heart of our school community. We embrace and learn from other religions, cultures and beliefs. We aim for our children:
- to be happy, self-confident and resilient
- to become responsible, mindful, caring and active members of the community and the wider world
- to be able to think and learn independently and develop a love of learning
- to feel included and be supported to flourish as unique individuals
- to be equipped with the learning and life skills needed to keep themselves safe and well prepared for the future