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Principles

In order to achieve our principles we consider it to be crucial that we all work together towards the same aims – involving the following aspects within our daily life:


Relationships

Crucial to our school’s ethos is that positive relationships exist between children, parents, teachers, support staff and governors – to make our school a very good school. We take a great care to nurture these relationships.
We believe that:


Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Teaching and learning is our reason for being here. We believe that every child has the right to be taught well and deserves to make at least good progress. We must ensure that we intervene effectively where children may not be achieving their best. Children need to k now how well they are doing and what they need to do to improve.

We recognise that the need for good and intelligent assessment is needed in order to plan and evaluate learning effectively – and that this is a constant activity which happens both formally and informally, formatively and summatively. We particularly recognise the power of many of the Assessment for learning methods and are building up expertise in this area. The most effective assessment is conducted as an integral part of the teaching and learning process – it is not a bolt–on process.
We believe that;


The Curriculum

Our curriculum policy clearly outlines our school’s beliefs about our curriculum being relevant , engaging, well planned building upon the skills and knowledge the children have, and the skills and knowledge they would like to develop.


Attainment & Progress

If the relationships are good, and teaching and learning within a well planned curriculum is exciting and engaging, our children will be able to build upon the skills and knowledge that they already have and make good at least good progress.

Pupil progress and attainment is measured at key points throughout the year. As a result of this assessment and tracking process we expect;


Environment for Learning

We believe that it is vital to instil a sense of worth and self esteem in all our children.

“We take care of our place, We take care of each other, We take care of ourselves”

In our school we expect our environment: