promote intellectual, physical, spiritual, moral, cultural and personal development
help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and apply themselves to a range of tasks
help each pupil achieve the highest educational standards of which they are capable
promote enjoyment of learning and the ability to learn independently
help pupils acquire knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to future years in a fast changing world
help pupils to acquire essential skills in communication, numeracy, study, problem solving, personal, social and information technology
promote enjoyment of books and reading, to teach pupils to read fluently and accurately with expression, understanding and an ability to acquire and use information from a variety of sources
help children acquire listening skills so as to listen with accuracy and understanding
help pupils communicate clearly, accurately and confidently in speaking, listening and writing, in ways appropriate for various occasions and purposes
help pupils acquire mathematical skills and to be able to use and apply these skills accurately in a variety of situations
provide an attractive, caring, stimulating and orderly environment for learning
foster desirable attitudes, values and personal qualities such as confidence, co-operation, courtesy, fairness, honesty, respect, responsibility, self discipline and tolerance
help children acquire awareness and an understanding of the importance of personal health and hygiene
provide equal opportunities for all, valuing each individual regardless of ability, gender, religion, ethnic or social background
help pupils appreciate human achievements and aspirations in art, literature, music, science, sport and technology
forge effective partnerships with the home, governors, the LEA and the community in order to support and enhance pupils' learning
endeavour to compensate for any educational disadvantage
continually improve our performance through systematic monitoring and evaluation, staff training and development planning
A Statement about the Schools Ethos and Values
The school's ethos or climate is based on outstanding relationships, equality of opportunity, a positive learning environment, high expectations and a commitment to continuous improvement. Our ethos reflects a commitment to shared values, beliefs and expectations.
Relationships include the professional relationships between staff, the ways in which pupils and teachers treat each other and the positive relationships with parents and the community. Courtesy, co-operation, trust, mutual respect and supporting each other are strong values of the school.
All pupils are entitled to a quality education, which meets their needs regardless of their age, ability, gender, ethnic origin, religion or social background. The school endeavours to compensate for educational disadvantage. We aim to create an attractive, happy, stimulating and orderly environment, which promotes learning.
The school is a learning organisation for both pupils and staff and we place high emphasis on teaching, training and learning. We have high expectations of our pupils in relation to appearance, attitudes, behaviour and work. We have high expectations of ourselves also. Our staff are fully committed and plan and work effectively together to achieve the school's aims. We are committed to continuous improvement in order to raise educational standards and improve the quality of education provided.