At Portslade Infant School we aim to ensure that each child is given an equal opportunity to develop his or her full potential in a safe, secure and happy school environment. To achieve this we strive to create and maintain an attractive, interesting, safe and comfortable learning environment. We provide high quality teaching and learning to ensure that optimum educational progress is made by every child. During the past two years we have been looking at the different ways that children learn so that we can adapt the ways we teach, using a variety of methods, to suit children˙≠s different learning styles. A range of visual, auditory and kinaesthetic teaching styles are used.
We believe children learn best when they feel happy and secure, and therefore we place great importance on developing children's self-confidence and self-esteem. All aspects of children's achievements, including good behaviour, are recognised by giving rewards such as stickers, certificates and verbal praise. We believe that recognising success in this way develops children˙≠s self-confidence and encourages them to take the next steps in their learning and social growth.
"Portslade Infant School has an informal, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. This creates a happy and optimistic environment in which children and staff feel at ease, contented and valued. It is a very pleasant place to be, staff love working at the school and as a result the children achieve more."
Investors in People Feedback Report, June 2002
Following our most recent inspection in September 2004 OFSTED reported:
"Pupils are very enthusiastic about all aspects of school life, and enjoy coming to school. The pupils' attitudes to school and to work are very good overall. They show good levels of maturity, good levels of independence and there are many acts of kindness as the pupils help one another."
We want our school to be a caring and tolerant community where all races are valued and welcomed. All racist comments or attitudes will be challenged in line with our Race Policy and will be recorded and reported to the LEA.