Aims and Values

Mission Statement
 
We aim to provide an education of the highest standards within a happy, caring, Christian environment in which all may grow in knowledge, self-confidence and their respect for others. We want our school to be a learning community for everyone. Therefore we aim to:
  • Provide a secure, caring and welcoming environment, where children can develop their skills and creativity and learn to work independently.  
  • Enable children to become confident, enthusiastic and respectful, whilst maintaining an awareness of others.
  • Provide all children with a broad, balanced and creative curriculum ensuring progression, continuity and an understanding of individual children’s needs whilst striving to achieve the highest possible standards.
  • Help children feel proud of themselves, their school and their learning.
  • Develop in children a sense of responsibility for themselves and the choices they make.
  • Enable children to develop understanding and respect for religious, moral and cultural differences within our community.
  • Maintain a strong, positive partnership between home and school and to forge close links with the church and local community and enlist their support in helping the school fulfil its aims.
We recognise the value of the following by Dorothy Law Holte:
 
A Life In Your Hands
 
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn;
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight;
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy;
If a child lives with shame, he learns to feel guilty;
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient;
If a child lives with encouragement, he learns confidence;
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate;
If a child lives with fairness, he learns justice;
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith;
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself;
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.