Core Values

Core Values and Principles for Learning and Teaching

Ensure every child succeeds:
Provide an inclusive education within a culture of support and high expectations; make every child feel valued and secure, raise aspirations and achievement; involve parents.

Build upon what learners already know:
Structure and pace teaching so that pupils know what is to be learnt and how, set clear learning goals, make each learning experience count.

Make learning vivid and real:
Develop understanding through enquiry, creativity, use of new technologies, and thinking skills; make learning relevant and purposeful.

Make learning an enjoyable and challenging experience:
Stimulate learning through ensuring teaching techniques and strategies respond to the needs of pupils, make creative use of a range of learning opportunities appropriate to the material to be learned.

Enrich the learning experience:
Create an effective environment for learning, infuse learning skills across a broad curriculum, use a variety of learning experiences and the environment, foster curiosity, creativity and imagination.

Promote assessment for learning:
Make children active partners in their learning, share learning intentions, use success criteria, encourage reflection and evaluation and give feedback which identifies next steps in learning for improvement.

Develop learning skills and personal qualities:
Develop confidence, self-discipline and an understanding of the learning process; create effective, enthusiastic and independent learners.