Aims & Values
‘Each child who leaves our school should depart as an academically curious life-long learner and a confident and thoughtful citizen. They should believe in equality of opportunity for all; they should have the tenacity to effect change in this community and beyond for the greater good.’
This statement is ambitious for each and every one of our pupils. We firmly believe that every child has the right to a first class education which we strive to provide at all times. We believe in high expectations for pupils in all areas ranging from the way we present ourselves to the goals we set. We do not shy away from placing academic study at the forefront of our curriculum. Our children will be competing with the best and brightest minds across the country; we need to give them the greatest opportunity to succeed in their first steps in this educational establishment. Our aim is for every child to have choice of opportunity in their future careers and lives.
Alongside this, the school has strong pastoral support systems which involve all staff being equally responsible for the well-being of our children. Parents and carers are valued members of the school community and are encouraged to immerse themselves in school life wherever possible. The staff are welcoming, effective and have high expectations of themselves and others.
Our equality objectives are recorded in documentation, exemplified in our ethos and vision statement, and are demonstrated on a daily basis in our school by children, governors and staff. Our intention is:
- To consult with pupils and staff to ensure all issues are raised without delay
- To interrogate pupil assessment and attendance data to ensure disparity is addressed
- To promote cultural understanding
- To foster good relations across all characteristics
- To create and engaging curriculum (including visits, events, clubs, Raising the Future programme and competitions), which is attractive and attended fully by all groups of children
- To eliminate incidences of homophobia, and sexist and racist language where they may occur