Our Aims & Values:

Our school is committed to providing a wide range of high quality learning experiences, which enrich, challenge and stimulate the children and lead to the development of their growth in education.

  • To raise standards of achievement for all.
  • To provide a caring, safe, ordered and stimulating environment in which children may grow in confidence, knowledge and self-esteem.
  • To encourage pupils to develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds and to become independent and confident learners.
  • To aspire to be a fully inclusive school: to recognise and value the efforts and achievements of all.
  • To enable pupils to use number and language effectively to foster an understanding of healthy living and an appreciation of aesthetic, scientific and technological achievements.
  • To enable pupils to recognise their strengths and set appropriate personal goals.
  • To develop positive partnerships with parents, carers and the wider community. This will enable pupils to embrace the challenge of life in the wider world and find and enrich their place in it.
  • To nurture in pupils the ability to develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs and behaviours to encourage them to become positive citizens. To foster respect for adults, each other and the school environment.

‘The governing body challenges leaders on the actions they are taking to improve the school.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils discuss and analyse texts during their
‘reading mastery’ lessons.’

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‘Classrooms are oases of calm. As a
result, pupils are happy. They feel safe at school.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils could talk about rainfall and temperature graphs, as well as the impact of the River Nile on Egyptian settlements.’

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‘Teachers model language and sounds accurately. This means that Reception children get off to a strong start with their reading.’

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‘The geography curriculum is a strength of the school.
Leaders have carefully set out what they want pupils to know by the end of each year.’

Ofsted

‘One pupil told the
inspector that, ‘school is amazing because teachers include everyone.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers use ‘pinny time’ to revisit the sounds that children have been
taught, as they learn through play.’

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‘Pupils talk with pride about the ‘leading learner’ badges
they get for reading regularly, arriving on time and trying hard.’

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‘Staff are happy, and morale
is high.’

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‘Leaders’ relationships and sex education and health education
curriculums give pupils an age-appropriate understanding of healthy relationships.’

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‘Leaders
have provided teachers with the phonics training they need.’

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‘Pupils who are falling behind in their phonics get extra help to catch up.’

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‘All pupils know the school rules.’

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‘In Reception, phonics is taught every day.’

Ofsted

‘Pupils are very positive about their
mathematics work.’

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‘Children in early years learn phonics as soon as they start school.’

Ofsted

‘Teachers have strong subject
knowledge and use geographical vocabulary with precision.’

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‘Teachers say that leaders listen to their views and help them to manage their workload.’

Ofsted

‘Reception children get opportunities to explore numbers all the time.
Daily mathematics lessons help them to count with speed and confidence.’

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‘The reading curriculum is well organised.’

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‘All
adults have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour.’

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‘Pupils enjoy the books their teacher reads to them.’

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‘Pupils thrive at this inclusive school.’

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‘ Subject leaders benefit from meeting staff in
other trust schools to exchange ideas and good practice.’

Ofsted

‘In mathematics, teachers make daily checks on pupils’ understanding. This ensures that the work pupils do is suitably challenging.’

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