Burstow Primary School

Burstow Primary School

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Aims and Values

1. Academic excellence – superb teaching, great opportunities

We want our school to be consistently well ranked by Ofsted and to be recognised for offering a superb academic start in life. We will be demanding, setting high standards for our pupils and staff. Our curriculum will stimulate academic achievement across the board. Teachers will be encouraged to be flexible and innovative within the curriculum framework, working together to blend their different teaching experiences and will receive the training and management to be outstanding.

We will build close partnerships with parents to help them support their children. We’ll encourage gifted pupils to develop their talents and will make sure that no one falls behind. We will create opportunities for all our pupils to transfer to the secondary school that best caters for their needs and abilities.

2. Community engagement – personal responsibility through understanding

Our pupils will acquire a strong sense of their place in society. Classes will be small and tight-knit, where teachers will get to know every child as an individual and nurture him or her through their school career. Pupils will all know and be able to support each other too. Activities shared with families and community will support our languages and give children a rich, enjoyable experience. With two forms of entry, our school will have the flexibility to cater for all needs and provide excellent material and teaching resources. The school community will look outwards and be socially active. We’ll foster links with parents, other schools, businesses, cultural organisations and public institutions to provide the widest possible experience and range of opportunities for our children. All staff will be outstanding role models for children.

3. Personal development – citizens of the world

Our children will leave school as superb communicators, with the confidence to express themselves wherever they are.

We want our children to be responsible citizens with well-informed, bold, enquiring and creative minds. Every pupil inhabits a many-layered historical, cultural and personal world. Connections between these personal experiences define nations, societies and communities. We will help our pupils, whatever their cultural or ethnic backgrounds, become self-aware and culturally sensitive throughout their lives as they encounter the cultures of the world.

Children will be treated with and expected to show respect, moral understanding, tolerance, teamwork, self-discipline and self-belief.