Aims of the School
The overriding aim of Elm School is to enable each child to realise his or her maximum potential. Every child will be encouraged to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge to enable them to relate to others, become self-confident and understand their place in a community, where each member has rights as well as duties.
To enable this to occur a programme is continually being developed to:
1. Create a stimulating environment where children’s work is valued and presented well.
2. Ensure the structured development of language, mathematical and scientific skills throughout the whole school, which can be related to the children’s immediate environment.
3. Extend each child’s ability in physical skills, music, drama, art, technology and design, coupled with a knowledge and understanding of the world they live in;
4. Deliver each of the subjects of the National Curriculum in an interesting, integrated and meaningful way;
5. Extend each child’s ability and confidence to solve problems and take increasing responsibility for their attitudes and behaviour;
6. Lead each child to understand their role in a community where each member has rights as well as duties, and to be socially aware, sharing fully and positively in the life of the school and the wider community;
7. To identify and organise resources to aid these developments.