The staff and governors of St. James' Church of England Primary School hold shared views
whilst valuing the unique contribution of all within our Christian community.
We also pledge commitment to raising standards of achievement, by providing high quality education.
(a) The teaching staff, support staff and Governors of St. James' Church of England
Primary School, aim to enable and encourage each pupil to strive to achieve his or
her full potential by developing:
a. High but achievable aspirations and a high rate of sustained progress;
b. Self-motivation and the ability to be an independent learner, able to apply
him or herself to tasks:
d. A lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative mind with the ability to question
and argue rationally;
e. The ability to use number and language effectively;
f. Self-respect, respect for others, respect for property, respect for all living things
and the environment;
g. An understanding and a sense of awe and wonder for the world in which we live;
h. An understanding of society;
i. The ability to be a contributing member of co-operative groups such as in a class,
the school and the family;
j. An appreciation of human achievements and aspirations;
k. Aesthetic awareness and an appreciation of the arts;
l. A reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs;
m. A healthy, fit body and a range of physical skills;
n. Interests and skills which will enable him or her to enjoy and make best use
of leisure time;
We will strive to achieve these aims through:
a. The ethos of the school;
b. A wide range of stimulating learning experiences and high quality teaching to deliver the National Curriculum;
c. Extra-curricular activities;
d. Collective worship
e. A stimulating, safe, learning environment
(b) The Governing Body agree that sex education should be part of the school curriculum at St. James' CE Primary School. The Governors and Head Teacher and staff will ensure that parents are consulted and given opportunity to view and discuss any material involved.
(c) The curriculum is at present planned on an annual cycle for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The long term and medium term planning ensures that all subjects of the National Curriculum and Religious Education are covered. The curriculum is coherent, broad, balanced, and relevant to the children, differentiated to meet their needs and ensures that they will make progress.
(d) The organisation within the classroom is based on a mixture of teaching styles incorporating whole-class teaching, group work and individual work as appropriate.
(e) The following documents are available at the school on enquiry to the head teacher:
( i ) LEA Curriculum Policy
( ii ) Governing Body's statement of Curriculum aims
( iii ) ERA Chapter 1 (The Curriculum)
( iv ) Published HMI reports about the school, OfSTED report.
( v ) Schemes of work currently being used by all the teachers
( vi ) LEA Complaints Procedure
( vii ) Trust Deed for St. James' CE School
( viii ) LEA's Agreed Syllabus for RE