Port Elphinstone School’s main aim is to maintain and improve the quality and standards of caring, learning and achievement for everyone.
The National Priorities For Education
To raise standards of educational attainment for all in schools, especially in the core skills of literacy and numeracy, and to achieve better levels in national measures of achievement including examination results.
We aim to: provide and deliver a balanced curriculum which gives breadth, balance and
To support and develop the skills of teachers, the self-discipline of pupils and to enhance school environments so that they are conducive to teaching and learning.
We aim to: provide resources which enable Port Elphinstone to be a quality school;
have effective leadership;
provide a safe and healthy environment as is possible for all adults and
children within the school.
To promote equality and help every pupil benefit from education, with particular regard paid to pupils with disabilities and special educational needs, and to Gaelic and other lesser used languages.
We aim to: allow each child to develop his/her full potential;
provide opportunities for quality learning which meets pupils’ needs at an
To work with parents to teach pupils respect for self and one another and their interdependence with other members of their neighbourhood and society and to teach them the duties and responsibilities of citizenship in a democratic society.
We aim to: instil in pupils and staff a sense of identity and pride by providing a
welcoming ethos, where clear discipline guidelines are understood and
maintained in partnership with parents and the wider community
To equip pupils with the foundation skills, attitudes and expectations necessary to prosper in a changing society and to encourage creativity and ambition.
We aim to: provide for the emotional, physical and social needs of individual pupils by
encouraging positive attitudes in a caring supportive environment.
The school aims were agreed on in consultation with both staff and parents taking into account the performance indicators from “How Good Is Our School?” (SOEID 1996).
They were revised in 2005 to include reference to The National Priorities for Education.