Northdown Primary School
We want our school to have an atmosphere of purpose and to be alive with learning. It is a place where the confidence and self-esteem of our children have high status, where children are excited by learning and develop understanding of themselves as learners. We are a caring community, intending every child to be happy and successful in our school. If there’s a problem, we never ignore it – whether it’s a child who is upset or a bag left in the corridor. We role model our expectations to children and they learn excellent manners and conduct from us.
Our Vision Statement
Children come to our school to be happy and successful. They will leave us as confident, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve.
To achieve our vision, we will: -
· Provide a safe, secure, happy school environment and the highest standards of pastoral care
· Promote the irresistibility of learning
· Recognise and develop the talents of every child
· Identify the needs of every child and provide appropriate support
· Ensure children learn about and have confidence in themselves as learners
· Enable children to make informed choices and understand the outcomes
· Overcome barriers to learning
· Encourage children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding, so they demonstrate regard for others, tolerance and understanding, and behave in a way that does not abuse the rights or feelings of others
· Create and use opportunities for family and community engagement in the life of our school
· Promote inter-agency working to bring about the best outcomes for our children
· Work alongside excellent educational providers in order to enrich and develop our own practice and what we offer our children
· Demonstrate our alliance to all the principles of The Children’s Plan, ‘Every Child Matters’ and Keeping Children Safe in Education 2015.
· Recruit the best staff and demonstrate our commitment to their continuing professional development
· Keep abreast of research and current educational thinking to ensure that we remain mindful of what shapes best practice
Our key message is that we should aim to ensure each day presents exciting challenges thus creating a joy and thirst for knowledge in each individual child. We will always celebrate diversity and respect all children regardless of ability, gender, ethnicity or religion. As a school we must encourage children to recognise and build on their strengths, extending and developing their potential.
We will always provide a happy, caring, supportive and positive learning atmosphere in our school where each child can achieve success.