Our Aims & Policies
The main aim of the school is to cater for the educational and emotional needs of our pupils in a caring, nurturing, disciplined and stimulating environment, liaising closely with the home to the benefit of the individual child.
We aim to equip our children to take their place in our multi-cultural society as confident, polite, compassionate and tolerant individuals – qualities which reflect the ethos of our school. We achieve these aims through a holistic approach to each child’s education; the teaching of a broad, balanced
curriculum to small classes, giving every child, regardless of ability, the opportunity to develop his/her self-esteem, whilst achieving his/her true potential.
This is coupled with a range of out of school activities which, while complementing the curriculum, offers pupil personal choice in their development programme and an opportunity for individual talent to be identified and encouraged. Every child is provided with a variety of opportunities within the school to develop academically, socially, spiritually, sportingly, musically, artistically and dramatically to develop their potential across all these areas.
There are a wide variety of extra-curricular clubs available for the children to participate in at any one time. These range from sporting activities such as football, netball, cricket and karate to cultural opportunities including speech and drama, music groups, piano and keyboard and academic areas like maths and computer clubs.
Pre and After School Care
Pre and After School Care is provided for working parents on an ad-hoc, ‘Pay as you use’ basis. It is available between: 8.00 – 8.45am and 3.30 – 6.00pm. It is supervised by experienced and qualified members of the school staff who are familiar to the children and a range of activities are available for the children to participate in.
Contact with Home
The school fosters close co-operation with parents who have an almost daily opportunity for informal contact with staff at the end of school. The Headteacher is always pleased to meet parents individually and the two formal Parents’ Evenings and the informal Autumn ‘At Home’ provide further contact. Annual reports go home in July.
Parents are kept informed of all forthcoming school functions by a termly calendar and the regular Newsletter and Early Years Bulletin report on school life. There is an excellent Parents’ Association who meet regularly and organise fund raising events to enhance the facilities within the school. Notable recent assistance has been in the purchase of a school minibus, computers, interactive whiteboards and the outdoor classroom. All parents have automatic membership of the Association.
The curriculum is supported by a variety of educational visits and the opportunities as our minibus opens up the world beyond the school gates complementing the pupils’ education in all areas of the curriculum with visits ranging from a trip to the park for a minibeast hunt to as far away as the Colomendy Outdoor Education Centre in North Wales. Each class benefits from at least one trip per term which enhances their curriculum to include learning through experiences outside the classroom.
Recent trips have included; going to Conway castle, taking part in a World War One experience, visiting interactive science museums and historical displays at the Liverpool museums, studying the village of Port Sunlight, library visits, pond dipping and exploring habitats in the local parks, making pizzas at Pizza Express, meeting Father Christmas, a Pantomime and many, many more! We also try to supplement our curriculum with visitors into school. Recent events have included a Science Day with visiting scientists running a Science in Space day, cooking with the Junior Chef team and the Kinetic Theatre performing a Science show.