We are an inclusive school where all children are welcome. Each child has different needs and our aim is for them all to feel happy and look forward to their school day. We want them to have rich and happy memories, to challenge themselves and to ask big questions about the world around them.
Our caring and approachable staff help children achieve their full potential by encouraging relationships based on mutual respect and self-discipline. Christian attitudes are valued and underpin every activity.
As our most recent church inspections says: "Relationships are excellent, with adults proving very good role models and the school community demonstrating strong teamwork and open trust and friendliness: there is plenty of fun and laughter in the school."
- We aim to make sure every one of our children has:
- • Strong, happy memories
- • Enjoyment and fun
- • Strong relationships and friendships
- • Thought-provoking lessons that leave them with a love of learning
- • The ability to ask lots of questions and work as a team
- • Local and global community awareness
- • Self-esteem and confidence with great communication
- • The ability to be flexible, improve learning and problem solve
- • Developed a sense of faith and spirituality
- • The ability to be independent and know how to keep themselves healthy
- • A wealth of cultural experiences
- • A wide understanding of numbers, computing, the arts, sports and a foreign language
- • The ability to manage conflict, risk and disappointment
Within our happy and secure atmosphere, children are valued for themselves and will experience a wide range of balanced learning opportunities that will help them grow into independent and caring people.
We provide an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice, serving our community to the best of our ability. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all our pupils.
Our strong Christian ethos is promoted and reflected in our Values Education, RE and PHSE programmes. Children enjoy 'learning about' and 'learning from' our values of the month, interactive bible stoires and PHSE themes of the term.
Collective worship that is Christian-based is central to the life of our school. A daily assembly is held either as a whole school or in Key Stages and gives us the special time in which to celebrate achievement and share good work. 'Stars of the Week' are awarded to for effort and pupils receive gold leaves to place on our golden tree. Parents are regularly invited to join us and Nicky, our local vicar, leads assembly once a week.
The impact of daily Collective Worship is immediate in terms of involvement and enjoyment at the time, but there is a longer term impact that is seen in children’s attitudes and behaviour.
R.E. is taught in all classes and follows the procedures and guidelines laid down in the Herefordshire Local Authority's Agreed Syllabus. R.E covers the main religions of the world including Christianity. Through Religious Education we aim to enable children to understand the nature of religion, its beliefs and practices. Children enjoy RE and speak with confidence and maturity about their faith and understanding of religious concepts.