The Staff and Governors of Howden Junior School are committed to working with parents, pupils and the community to deliver a high quality education for each and every one of our children.
To achieve this we will:
ensure that a sense of high expectation is present throughout the whole school;
set high standards of achievement and expect those standards to be attained;
plan and deliver a curriculum that provides the challenge, stimulation and motivation to achieve success;
teach the basic skills to all children;
identify and cater for individual learning needs, whatever the ability;
recognise and applaud effort, achievement and excellence;
encourage a sense of personal responsibility and accountability;
coach respect for individuals and the benefits of teamwork;
provide a safe and secure learning environment where pupils and staff can focus on the primary purpose of education;
develop the social skills of our pupils so that agreed values and standards of behaviour are maintained;
promote a culture of racial, religious and social tolerance throughout the school;
encourage and welcome parental involvement before, during and after school hours;
take every opportunity to involve the local community in the life of the school;
prepare pupils, socially and educationally, for secondary school life.