In partnership with parents, St Luke's Church and the local community, we will provide a challenging, creative curriculum which develops the whole child. By providing a safe, caring and stimulating environment where all individuals are valued and respected, we will meet the needs of each school member allowing them to fulfil their potential and prepare them for their future.
School Strategic Vision Statement 2018
The following headings outline our ambitions for our children by 2018:
Ensuring all children have the opportunity to achieve;
- We aim for all children in every year group to make substantial and sustained progress from their different starting points.
Developing a 21st century curriculum;
- Through initiatives such as ‘Philosophy for Children’, pupils are taught the skills of discussion and debate and can confidently articulate and defend their own ideas and beliefs, whilst also demonstrating the skills required to listen to the views of others with empathy and understanding.
- Access is given to a culturally rich curriculum where children participate in and experience a wide range of art forms which broaden their horizons and enable them to make sense of the world we live in.
- High quality, effective ICT provision ensures that our children are fully prepared for the changing world of work which they will be entering.
- A broad and balanced mastery curriculum enables our children to develop strong skills in the core areas of Literacy and Maths and, as a result, enjoy success as they progress to the next stage of their education.
Providing high quality learning experiences;
- Our outstanding practitioners are used to coach and mentor staff both within our own school and across the locality.
- All members of staff, both teaching and non-teaching, have access to a range of high quality professional development opportunities
- A culture of reflective practice is fully embedded; colleagues support one another as critical friends and provide challenge, support and guidance where required.
- Pupil voice plays a key role in evaluating the effectiveness of learning experiences and in planning ‘next steps’.
- We value our parents as role models and encourage them to visit school and talk to the children about the importance of education in their own lives.
Creating a culture where every child feels valued and understood;
- Our experienced Learning Mentor offers support to a wide range of children in a variety of different contexts.
- We know our children as individuals; class teachers are highly skilled in identifying children’s differing needs and in supporting their social and emotional development.
- Children have access to a wide and varied menu of activities which provide them with opportunities to develop a range of life skills.
- Our children effectively self-manage their own behaviour, are courteous and treat one another with respect. As a result, opportunities to praise and reward are many.
Building strong community relationships, both locally and further afield;
- Through our curriculum offer, we develop our children’s awareness of the cultural heritage of our local area.
- Our facilities are well maintained and developed and benefit the local community.
- We engage fully as members of the immediate local community by participating in local events and activities.
- The parents and carers of all of our children are encouraged to fully engage in their children’s learning experiences.
- Our partnerships and collaborative work with local schools ensure that staff and children alike have access to a wide range of learning and professional development opportunities.
- We enhance our children’s global awareness and understanding of British Values by providing them with opportunities to learn from and about not only the practices and beliefs of the United Kingdom, but also those of different countries and cultures.
Providing life-enhancing spiritual experiences;
- Our broad, balanced and creative curriculum is centred around our core Christian values.
- We develop pupils’ spirituality by giving them a wealth of opportunities to experience awe and wonder in range of different social and cultural contexts.
- Our pupil Worship Council provides opportunities for children to evaluate and lead worship themselves.
- As well as celebrating our Christian foundation, we support our children in building a sense of tolerance and respect for the different beliefs and practices of people of all faiths and those of none.
- Members of staff (including the governing body) are effective role models for children and support them in developing their own moral code.