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About our School: Values and Ethos

We are a friendly and caring school which reflects, and is proud of, our diverse community. We value each child in our school as individual and special.

Of course, our key aim is to ensure that all children do well at school, whatever their starting point. Our results reflect this year after year. To this end, we have a strong programme of teaching basic skills so that all children master Reading, Writing and Mathematics which are the key to all other learning. However, we also want to offer a curriculum full of exciting experiences which will broaden our children's minds and raise their aspirations.

We know that some of our pupils face challenges outside school. We recognise this, but expect the very best for them.

In 2013 we had a very successful OFSTED inspection of our primary school and Children's Centre. OFSTED aid that our Achievement, Teaching and Learning and Behaviour are all Good and our Leadership is Outstanding.

Good behaviour is vital to our success and to this end we have a strong behaviour policy. Most of our children are extremely well behaved most of the time and we reward and celebrate this. Occasionally however, we do need to use sanctions.

In a very few cases the behaviour of a child seriously undermines other children’s right to learn and to be safe. When this happens, we address the behaviour using the Code of Conduct, by putting a support plan into place and by working with the child’s family. If this is not effective, we use exclusions. Whilst this is rare, we are mindful that ultimately the entitlement of all children to learn and thrive in school is paramount.

 We also value the strong relationships we have with our families. We are convinced that home and school working together is the best way to support our children to achieve their best.