Vision & Aims

Our Vision

mont1We believe that learning should be fun, purposeful and challenging. Through our effective curriculum we aim to equip each child with the skills they need for lifelong learning. We aim to develop confident learners, who take ownership of their learning are proud of their achievements and are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
We believe that every child matters. Through positive attitudes and partnerships we endeavour to develop the whole child, meeting individual needs in a safe and secure environment where differences are celebrated.
We believe that all members of our school community should work together to maintain a safe, clean and stimulating environment which encompasses not only the learning environment and school grounds, but the surrounding area also. We aim to promote sustainability and an awareness of wider global issues through our curriculum and the links made with our local and global communities.
We believe that good teamwork and positive partnerships – with individual children, the whole class, our colleagues, with governors, parents and the wider community will lead to effective teaching, high standards and successful learning.

Our Aims

  • To deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience for our pupils that promotes high standards and accelerated progress for all;
  • To promote a love of education for all learners and to equip them with the tools to take ownership of their own learning;
  • To promote children’s self-esteem, their rights and responsibilities;
  • To create a welcoming atmosphere in school where children, staff, parents and visitors feel valued;
  • To have high expectations for all within our community to ensure that we demonstrate the very best standards of conduct, moral purpose and integrity;
  • To work in local, national and global partnerships in order to strengthen curriculum links and promote an awareness of the wider world;
  • To ensure that our pupils feel safe and secure and enjoy coming to school.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Placing teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do;
  • Delivering innovative and effective teaching and learning;
  • Working in partnership with other schools and businesses;
  • Providing an exciting, broad and challenging learning experience;
  • Promoting a ‘Have a go’ culture where children have the confidence to challenge themselves as learners;
  • Promoting the confidence and engagement of parents and carers in the learning of their children and the development of good behaviour.
‘Teaching is typically good and there are some examples where it is outstanding. Across the school teachers develop positive relationships with pupils. It is clear that pupils like and respect their teachers, and that their feelings are reciprocated. This has a beneficial impact on pupils’ motivation and learning’ – Ofsted 2013

Our Teaching

The school’s vision for teaching is to become a recognised school of excellence.

What We Must Do:
  • Ensure inspirational teaching is informed by current educational research
  • Ensure all pupils achieve their own potential regardless of barriers to learning
  • Raise standards and accelerate pupil progress through quality first teaching, high quality marking and the effective use of academic targets and success criteria to offer pupils clear guidance on how to improve;
  • Continue to recruit effectively (good quality staff);
  • Have high aspirations
Delivered Through:
  • An exciting and inspiring curriculum with lots of opportunities for visits and visitors and hands on experiences related to real life contexts;
  • Excellent teaching in a fit for purpose environment that is well resourced;
  • Responsive, pro-active and effective monitoring mechanisms.
Supported By:
  • Excellent pastoral care
  • Systematic staff development
  • High quality resources
  • Strong parental engagement
  • A supportive and highly skilled governing body
  • Astute financial management
  • Clear guidelines, policies and processes that everyone understands and follows.
     

Equality Objectives

Statement Our aim is to equip pupils with an awareness of our diverse society and to appreciate the value of difference. This will be achieved by adherence to the following principles:

  • Discrimination on the basis of colour, religion, culture, origin, sex or ability is not acceptable
  • Promoting racial equality, good race relations and challenging racial discrimination
  • Ensuring that school is a place where everyone feels welcome and able to achieve their full potential
  • The primary objective of this school will be to educate, develop and prepare all pupils for life whatever their sex, origin, class, religion culture or ability
  • Pupils and teachers will further this objective by contributing towards a happy and caring environment and by showing respect for, and appreciation of, one another as individuals
  • Every pupil should be helped to develop a sense of personal and cultural identity, in which they are confident and open-minded, and that is receptive and respectful towards other identities
  • Every pupil should develop the knowledge, understanding and skills that they need in order to participate in Britain’s multi-ethnic society and in the wider context of an interdependent world
  • To achieve an environment in which the varied experiences of the community can enrich the life of the school.
  • To protect the rights of all pupils, parents, staff and visitors to school
  • To acknowledge the existence of racism and being proactive in tackling and eliminating racial discrimination

EQUALITY OBJECTIVES 2017-19 

  • To continue to improve achievement in maths at Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 by ensuring that: attainment and progress is at least in line with national expectations for all groups of pupils
  • To narrow the gap between all pupils and PPG pupils in all subjects.
  • To ensure that girls achievement is in line with boys achievement.
  • To raise awareness of SMSC across school for all stakeholders.