My name is Ms Brenda Taylor and I am the Head Teacher of Upton Primary School. I have been Head Teacher here since April 2004. I believe every child is of value and should be given the opportunity of achieving their potential, in academic work, social life and self-discipline, to encourage them to become a well rounded adult.
Vision: To be different, but realistic, very good, but practical. A team that supports each other for the good of the children.
Vision for ICT: For all to be able to have informed access to enable ICT to be embedded and sustained
Upton is a school that is ever changing to embrace the new challenges of the modern world. We are striving to improve the environment and resources both for the pupils and the talented, capable and hard working teachers and support staff, thereby continuing to raise the quality of teaching and learning. We are all looking forward to our new school.
Upton School aims to: provide a secure, happy and welcoming environment for children, staff, parents and visitors and to establish and maintain good channels of communication between the school, parents and visitors.
We aim to provide, irrespective of gender or ability, ethnicity and social circumstances, a broad and balanced education and access to the whole educational experience by stimulating their interest, developing their potential and offering as wide a variety of experiences as are appropriate and available.
As part of the children's broader education we aim to develop personal and moral values, including a respect for persons, truth and property and a respect for religious beliefs and to have an understanding of how their actions may affect others. Alongside this we aim to develop the children's understanding and appreciation of the multi cultural society in which we live and to develop tolerance for other races, religions and ways of life.
We encourage children to develop the ability to exercise a degree of responsibility and initiative, to participate positively in the school community and to work successfully in groups.
We aim to develop independent and enquiring minds with the ability to question, discuss and argue rationally, to make informed decisions and apply themselves effectively to tasks.
Throughout their time at Upton School we encourage children to value education for its own sake and acquire the skills and enthusiasm to view education as a life long process.