An environment for learning
At Shorne Church of England Primary School we strive to provide a happy, caring, challenging and secure environment where every child will enjoy schoolwork and feel a sense of achievement. We value each child’s achievements and these are celebrated with the whole school. Good educational practice acknowledges the wholeness of the child; the sensitive nurturing of a spiritual and moral frame work for life is seen by us as an essential part of that unity. We aim to provide a curriculum which is broad and balanced and relevant to each child’s needs which is delivered through our Integrated Curriculum and follows the National Curriculum. We believe that a partnership between parents and school is vital in enabling each child to reach their potential.
Our values are at the core of all we do, they reflect our shared beliefs and our commitment to creating a harmonious, enabling and empowering school community. We seek to live our lives through these core values, securing a foundation for unity and lifelong learning. Our school motto is ‘Growing Together in Learning in Faith’
Our vision for Shorne Church of England Primary School is to:
- deliver an education, underpinned by the Christian faith, that is aspirational and inclusive, equipping children with the resilience and mindset needed to succeed – both now and in the future.
- provide our children with an inspiring curriculum that has their needs at its heart. We aspire to enable all our learners to develop their talents and a love of learning, supporting them to become articulate, resilient, and respectful; to be courageous advocates with the foundation to pursue their ambition and make a difference.
- foster our children’s sense of inclusivity and collaboration and support them to communicate effectively with others; to understand how integral each of us is to our community and the impact we can make together, celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of all.
Our work will be guided through the following Christian values:
Resilience: This teaches the ability to overcome and persevere through obstacles that the children may face; learning to not give up and push through adversity.
Community: Learning and thriving together to ensure the best outcome for everyone, with the support, compassion, and inclusivity of everyone in the school, we all work together to achieve the common goal of excellent education and continuous development.
Respect: This develops a strong moral compass, embracing diversity and welcoming all faiths. Our children will understand how important trust, honesty, tolerance, and forgiveness are in their work with one another.
British Values: Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain
We take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. We make considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community through, for example, sporting events, a range of visits and use of outdoor education centres. This strong rooted, values-based understanding gives children an excellent platform for embracing differences.