Our children are happy in school (see pupils’/parents’ questionnaires)
Our pupils are attentive and engaged during lessons. (see lesson observations).
A positive attitude towards learning and achievement is encouraged throughout the school (see displays, assemblies and marking).
Staff often use assembly time and circle time to talk about and reinforce moral and ethical issues. Pupils as a whole show respect for each others needs, interests and feelings as well as their own.
We encourage the children to have good manners, be positive, respectful, and have sharing, caring attitudes towards each other. Our children are well mannered, friendly, caring and generally have excellent attitudes and show compassion towards one another within the school. They are always smartly dressed in school uniform and look after school property and the premises (see pupil interviews)
The behaviour of our pupils
Behaviour in lessons and about the school is of a high standard. No pupils have been excluded in the past two years.
Children respond well to the demands made of them and staff provide good role models for them.
Learners respond well to the established system of rewards and celebrations of their achievements.
The attendance of our pupils
Attendance rates are generally in line with national levels, (see school PANDA 2005).
Governing body has a policy of authorising up to two weeks annual holiday per academic year per pupil.
Generally all pupils arrive for the start of the first lesson on time. Procedures are in place to deal with pupils who are regularly late.
Consideration for our pupils’ spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and cultural development is shown through:
The cultural development of our pupils is a major strength of our school, this applies to all members of our learning community, pupils and teachers alike.
Six teachers have been on T.I.P.D. visits abroad, these have raised awareness and understanding of the impact of cultural differences.
The school has run a highly successful Language and Culture week over the last 2 years and teaches Modern Languages to pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school has been involved in a ‘Global Citizenship’ programme with Cuba.
Cultural understanding is developed through the visiting theatre groups, musicians and artists. Studies of other cultures and religions are encouraged throughout the curriculum. (See school displays).
Pupils’ spiritual awareness is developed by asking children to think carefully and deeply about their lives and actions. This is carried out through assemblies, religious education and citizenship activities.
The school carries out a great deal of charity work, charities supported being chosen generally by pupils, and the school has raised well in excess of £6,000 in the last 2 years. Much of this charity work has been carried out following pupils’ spiritual awareness, feelings, empathy and understanding of others’ problems being raised.
Our pupils’ moral development is shown through their respect for each others’ needs, interests and feelings. This is promoted through circle time sessions, assemblies and religious education.
Pupils social awareness is shown through their respect for one another, their respect for personal and school property and for the environment. Social skills are developed through group work activities in lessons.