Ethos & Vision

Our School

To provide a caring and supportive environment where all children can develop social awareness and consideration for others.

To develop each child’s own identity and independence within a framework of socially acceptable behaviour.

To develop in every child an understanding and respect for their own and each other’s culture, religion, race and gender.

To provide for every child’s educational development so that each makes appropriate progress towards reaching her/his maximum potential.

To develop in all pupils an enthusiasm for learning through a variety of meaningful and appropriate experiences.

To ensure, within the school, that there is a clear and steady progression between year groups and that there is a smooth transition from the Infant School and on to the High Schools.

To involve parents and the community in the life of the school.

Learning is the path that all of us follow, no matter how old or how young.

It is now a legal requirement to teach ‘British Values’. These are part of our vision.

  • schools should promote pupils’
    • Spiritual(learning about faiths, practicing their own faith),
    • Moral(knowing what is right and wrong, supporting the rights of others and challenging wrong-doing)
    • Social(respecting democracy, the laws of this country)
    • Cultural(how others lead their lives, their place in society and how they can change it).
  • Pupils must be encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance.
  • Schools should promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
  • Actively promoting the values means challenging opinions or behaviours in school that are contrary to fundamental British values.
These values are taught throughout the curriculum in the form of trips – e.g. to the synagogue, PHSE, circle time, discussions, writing tasks, e.g. pupils may be taught to present different sides of an issue such as using animals for experimentation.