Keig School and its Environment
Keig Primary School is situated in the village of Keig, which lies approximately twenty miles to the west of Aberdeen and four miles from the town of Alford.
Our School Aims and Values
The school enjoys an attractive, quiet rural setting with a panoramic view over the Don Valley and hills of Donside. Pupils attend school from the village of Keig and surrounding area. The exact catchment area is shown on the enclosed map.
1. Curriculum: Through appropriate consultation with parents, pupils and staff, we will provide and deliver a broad, balanced curriculum ensuring integration, continuity and progression in line with the National 5-14 Guidelines. Courses and programmes provide support and guidance for teachers and other staff.
2. Attainment: We aim to foster and maintain high standards of achievement through a system of baseline assessment, early intervention, target setting, pupil tracking and national testing.
3. Learning and Teaching: We aim to provide a learning environment, which stimulates and motivates pupils to use a variety of teaching approaches appropriate to the needs of each child. This will encourage active involvement and independent thinking with due regard to the differing abilities and aptitudes pupils may have. Teachers will plan effective programmes and will incorporate assessment procedures which will identify pupils’ needs and assist the teacher in planning ‘next steps’ in learning. We will ensure that parents and pupils are informed of progress and that the views of parents and pupils are taken into account.
4. Support for Pupils: We aim to provide a caring, supportive environment in which the educational, intellectual, emotional physical and social needs of individual children are met. We recognise the need to maximize opportunities for all children, regardless of needs, linking with other agencies as appropriate.
5. Ethos: We aim to encourage a sense of identity and pride in the school and to promote an ethos of achievement through high expectations and use of praise and reward. We will encourage pupils to be courteous and well mannered, with the expectation of high standards of behaviour and discipline. Pupils will be involved in decision-making about the life and work of the school encouraging an atmosphere of equality and fairness for all. Positive steps will be taken to enable all parents to participate effectively in their children’s care and education – through effective means of communication.
6. Resources: We aim to make the best possible use of facilities and resources available, both within the school and wider community; deploy all staff in a suitable manner and have in place an appropriate Staff Development and Review programme.
7. Management, Leadership and Quality Assurance: We aim to produce and implement a development plan and process for self- evaluation and monitoring to support the work of the school with high quality management of staff, communication, administration and organisation.