‘At Cann Hall Primary School we provide creative, child-centred learning in a happy, safe and caring environment. We promote excellence, celebrate achievement and support and challenge each individual. Independence, self-sufficiency and respect of others is encouraged, as is making a positive contribution to the life of our school and the wider community.’
The Staff and Governors of Cann Hall Primary School are committed to provide the very best education for the children within the resources available to them.
Our primary aim is to provide a broad and balanced co-ordinated curriculum, which is rich, varied, challenging and exciting. We are committed to seeing each child as an individual and will endeavour to offer each child the opportunity to fulfil his or her full potential both socially and academically.
l We aim to make our school a warm friendly and happy place in which all feel welcome and valued;
l Where care for others is valued and opportunities are equal for everyone regardless of race, gender, intellect or position;
l Where mutual respect and co-operation will foster positive attitudes to work and relationships;
l Where the curriculum encompasses the full range of areas of learning and experience (aesthetic and creative, human and social, linguistic and literary, mathematical, moral and spiritual, physical, scientific and technological) at the appropriate level;
l Where enjoyment of and pride in work is promoted and rewarded;
l Where there is a high expectation of self-discipline and that self reliance and responsibility are nurtured;
l Where children have an awareness of and care for the world outside school including their family, community, environment and events and issues nationally and internationally;
l Where children are praised for their efforts and successes and are given the opportunity to share these with a wide audience. Where children meeting difficulties are encouraged and supported;
l Where children are treated fairly and consistently and every effort is made to support them;
l Where the curriculum shows continuity and progression through structure and effective liaison between classes and year groups linked with ongoing monitoring, evaluation and development;
l Where parents feel valued, informed, involved and welcome in the school.
To achieve these aims Governors and Staff administer the budget effectively and pay close attention to the expectations and effective delivery of the National Curriculum. Classes are organised on a mixed ability basis where much of the work is from first hand experience and properly differentiated to meet individual and groups needs. The work is designed to enable children to understand the interrelationship of many areas of learning.
To deliver such a programme we have staff of the highest calibre and we ensure that they are given appropriate training time, resources and recognition for the work they do. Their views and ideas are sought and valued and they all feel an ownership of the development of the school. Their particular skills and strengths are fully utilised and their professional development is an issue of the highest priority.
We also seek to develop the role of the Governors in discharging their overall responsibility for the school.
We strive to maintain the happy team spirit, which prevails in the school, which enables co-operative, professional development and support and promotes the process of continuing review. We shall continue to build upon our achievements and recognise our professional responsibility to adapt to changing circumstances and meet successfully new challenges.