As a school we prioritise skills for learning, the value of everyone and a breadth and depth of learning across the curriculum. These priorities underpin what happens at the school and drive the school’s development.
As learners we want children to:
- value and be actively engaged in their learning.
- know themselves as learners and be aware of what helps them learn.
- approach learning positively and enthusiastically.
- be reflective learners and take responsibility for identifying areas for development.
- develop collaborative learning skills that enable them to learn with others.
- be active, inquisitive and independent learners.
- have the confidence to contribute creatively to discussions, generating ideas and solutions.
- use a range of thinking and learning strategies.
- become creative in their thinking and their approach to solving problems.
- recognise that mistakes contribute to their learning journey.
- be stimulated by the challenge of overcoming difficulties.
- know what they have to do to achieve their targets/make progress.
- know what the school does to help them learn.
To value everyone we expect children to:
- be aware that they have rights and responsibilities both as individuals and collectively,
- share the British values promoted by the school.
- show empathy to others and know that what they say and do affects those they encounter.
- recognise what makes them different and the same to others and to respect and celebrate this.
- recognise that they can achieve success both individually and as part of a group or team.
- know when they and others have been successful.
- understand that personal success and achievement is not comparable to others.
- value each other and everyone in the school community.
- contribute positively to the school.
- have effective interpersonal and communication skills.
To develop a breadth and depth of learning we want children to:
- know that learning takes place in a series of steps and identify these on their learning journey.
- develop a breadth of learning that exposes them to a full range of subjects, skills and learning opportunities.
- be excited and challenged by what they do at school.
- initiate their own learning and independent research.
- question and think critically.
- apply what they are learning at school to other times, places and situations.
- apply what they know about safety to situations in school and beyond it.
- know that they are learning skills that they will use throughout their lives.
- apply and continue learning in all aspects of their lives
- contribute to learning on a personal, group, class and school level.