Governors and staff at school believe the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide an education that provides children with opportunities to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour, a positive caring attitude towards other people, an understanding of their social and cultural traditions and an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures. This is embedded throughout all aspects of school life through the use of our Christian Values such as love, respect, forgiveness, truthfulness, joy, acceptance, trust and understanding.
Our curriculum is geared to achieving our goal of ensuring that our pupils are ‘Ready for Life’ because the school firstly teaches and embeds the required knowledge and skills at each year group level, and then provides each child with the opportunity to apply what they have been taught in the form of investigate problem-solving scenarios. Wherever possible these are related to the world outside of the classroom.
The school offers a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum covering all areas of the National Curriculum and our aim is to provide a curriculum that meets the needs, interests and abilities of all children. We do our utmost to maximise success for all children by giving them the best teaching and learning experiences.
This curriculum comprises of the core subjects – English, Mathematics, RE, Computing (ICT) and Science and the foundation subjects –Design Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music and Physical Education. Personal, Social and Health Education is also taught through our assemblies and creative curriculum. The core subjects are taught both stand alone and as part of our creative curriculum in which the foundation subjects are taught as part of a themed termly topic.Our curriculum policies specify teaching strategies and set achievement targets for the children. Parents are very welcome to read our policies, and ask for any further clarification.
An extensive range of extra-curricular activities is provided both during and after school. As well as sports, activities involving music, choirs, languages, science and art are provided by members of the school team, while external experts are engaged to run other clubs as diverse as drama and even Indian drumming!
We encourage the children to take part in fun activity days such as World Book Day and Roald Dahl Day, plus many other specially themed days where the children can dress up, create projects and models and experience a totally different school day.