Aims & Values
These aims and values are based on the school's Aims and Values Policy, adapted by the Parents and Community Committee. They are extremely important to all of the school community: children, staff, parents, governors and the wider community.
What is the first and foremost aim of the school?
To provide the highest quality education possible. This reflects a caring, committed attitude, which helps all adults and children to achieve the highest standards they are capable of in any area of the curriculum.
What do we mean by the curriculum?
The curriculum means all that we experience in Ladysmith Infant School . Curriculum is not just about subjects. We present this curriculum through high quality care, welfare, teaching and learning.
A learning community.
Everyone at Ladysmith Infant School wishes to:
- boost people's desire to learn;
- raise expectations and change attitudes towards learning;
- achieve a real, measurable and beneficial difference in behaviour;
- to strive for happiness and a positive attitude towards life in the school;
- to see that childhood is an important part of life to be enjoyed and valued in itself, and not simply as a preparation for adulthood and the world of work;
- to respect, encourage and recognise work carried out by all members of staff of the school, including teachers, classroom assistants, office staff, meal-time assistants, parent helpers, cleaners and caretaker.
For children to:
- enjoy and be enthusiastic about learning;
- achieve the highest standards possible;
- develop self-confidence and self-discipline;
- respect and value others.
For all staff working in the school to:
- have high, but realistic, expectations of what each child can achieve;
- teach effectively, using a suitable approach, allowing children to learn and understand.
For the curriculum to:
- teach a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum;
- teach the National Curriculum to all children at all levels, according to their age and ability;
- make sure that all children are prepared in all areas of the curriculum for the transition to junior school;
- heighten awareness of our responsibility to our global environment and neighbours within.