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:
- provide an outstanding education inspired by the Christian faith, developing our children into honest, caring future citizens with a desire to learn and achieve and to take pride in and celebrate their achievements
- provide our children with relevant, inspiring learning opportunities to enable them to develop their talents and a love of learning to make them confident, articulate, sensitive, caring global citizens with the skills to pursue any ambition they may have.
- develop learning opportunities which will see us working in collaboration with our partner schools, parents and wider community as we move towards children taking responsibility for their own learning and teachers increasingly facilitating exciting opportunities for learning.
- prepare children to be confident, adaptable users of technology to embrace the requirements of an ever changing future.
Our work will be guided through the following Christian values:
Respect – which 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.
Achievement – learning and teaching to be of the highest quality to ensure excellent outcomes for all children. Aspiration and joy in learning sit alongside achievement as we believe in the potential of all children to succeed. The God-given talents of all children will be encouraged and developed, recognising and valuing their unique worth.
Perseverance – children will be supported to develop confidence and grow academically and spiritually through a range of challenging experiences. They will have the opportunity to develop the skills of resilience, tolerance, creativity, patience and forgiveness through facing their own challenges and learning new skills.
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.