Ethos and values
Excellence: every child, every day
Whatever a child’s background or starting point, we want to make sure that they finish Year 6 with the academic skills, social skills and knowledge necessary to succeed. We are committed to ensuring that every child meets their potential and discovers a love of learning.
Our school has a positive learning environment where children know the behaviour that is expected of them. They are frequently praised and rewarded for trying their best and for demonstrating one of our school values which are to always be:
We do so by delivering a rich and academic curriculum that enables pupils to read, write, speak and ask questions across a broad range of subjects.
As they experience achievement and success, our pupils cultivate a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. They work hard to continue to achieve success and satisfy their curiosity.
Curriculum at the centre
Children come to school to be taught and learn. Therefore, we ensure that we have a clear rationale for:
- What we teach
- Why we teach it
- When we teach it
13 subjects make up our curriculum. Each subject is valued as a powerful discipline that can help shape our pupils’ future.
In all subjects, the content is meticulously sequenced to ensure that it builds sequentially and in-depth. The teaching of content is complemented by enriching experiences beyond the classroom.
We are committed to ensuring that there is equality, diversity and inclusion of different lived experiences across the curriculum. We believe that all our pupils should be able to make sense of their own experiences, and those of people in their community and beyond.
We aim to deliver our curriculum to the highest standards, to ensure that all children achieve success.
All our staff strive to constantly improve their practice. We talk about teaching. We observe teaching. And we read about teaching to keep up to date with the latest research.
This is supported by a rigorous, evidence-based CPD programme, based upon a shared understanding of the principles of exceptional practice. Our staff partake in weekly training sessions, and also receive weekly, individualised feedback on their practice through an instructional coaching model.
Exemplary Learning Behaviours
We insist on the highest standards of behaviour to create an environment where all pupils feel safe, happy and able to succeed. We adopt a simple and consistent behaviour curriculum that all pupils can understand and adhere to. At the heart of this, is the public celebration of positive choices, attitudes and achievements.
We have a zero-tolerance towards bullying, or discrimination of any kind. The importance of respecting and valuing others is taught across our curriculum, particularly PSHE.
Partnership with Parents
As soon as your child joins our school, we hope to build a strong partnership with you. We know that together, we can achieve so much more for your child. We will always listen, share and advise on the achievements, strengths and needs of your child. Every family has something to offer our community.
Supporting the Community
Every year group has a responsibility for supporting our local community; some examples include our year 3 children take part in a half-termly litter pick, year 4 children who volunteer at the food bank, year 5 who read with children at the local nursery and year 6 who read with the residents of Sloane House Care Home. We feel passionately that our children understand the importance of community and the positve impact that they can have on it.