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Our school philosophy provides an overall framework for general and more specific whole school aims, and is the foundation from which all aspects of our school community develop.
- To create high standards of learning experiences for all children by providing access to all areas of the N.I. Curriculum
- To create a lively and stimulating learning environment that is exciting today, as well as a preparation for the future
- To create a caring, secure environment so that all in school feel a sense of worth
- To develop a caring attitude for the environment
- To create a partnership with parents
- To develop a positive place for the school within the community
- To create a ‘feel good’ factor, so that each individual feels good about themselves, about what they do and about the school
Aims and Objectives
Our whole school aims stress:
- Continuity and progression
- Recognition of the individual
- Variety of experiences, skills, attitudes, concepts and knowledge to fully develop each child’s potential
To enhance self-esteem and the ability to value each person’s own worth through a happy, caring, enriching and secure environment.
- To develop an awareness of self and self-confidence
- To develop sensitivity to others
- To develop self-discipline
- To develop self-esteem
- To develop acceptable behaviour
- To develop cooperation
To develop the natural curiosity that children exhibit about themselves and their world, and use their curiosity to foster positive attitudes to learning.
- To develop an enquiring mind
- To be able to make reasoned judgements and choices
- To develop independent thought
- To develop perseverance
- To be able to identify problems, investigate and find solutions
- To be able to plan independent work and organise their own time
- To encourage creative thinking
- To learn how to acquire information from various sources and record this in a variety of ways
- To be able to communicate ideas and information in a variety of ways for different occasions and purpose
To develop each individual to his/her potential through offering a wide range of high quality experiences.
- To provide differentiated learning to meet individual needs
- To provide equal opportunity for all
- To extend individual talents and interests
- To develop children as autonomous learners
To develop social awareness, group responsibility and empathy through the social context of learning.
- To enjoy the same experiences regardless of sex, race religion or colour
- To be sensitive to the needs of others
- To develop a set of beliefs and values
- To develop confidence to make and hold moral judgements
- To develop respect for religious and moral values of other religions, races and ways of life
To provide first-hand experiences which enable children to acquire concepts and skills which will help them to understand themselves, their culture and the world in which they live.
- To develop a questioning attitude towards the environment
- To develop respect and care for themselves, their environment and the wider environment of the world
- To understand the growth and development of society, including local and national heritage
- To develop an understanding and appreciation of the world in which we live
- To be aware of other times and other places
To develop children’s imagination and creativity by offering a wide range of experiences.
- To develop the skills to use music, drama, P.E. and art as a means of expression
- To develop the ability to express feelings through the creative and expressive studies
To promote a health conscious environment.
- To understand the importance of health, hygiene and safety
- To involve children in regular exercise
To develop positive relationships between home, school and the community.
- To involve parents in their child’s learning
- To develop a partnership between home and school
- To develop a partnership between school and the community
- To involve parents in school life
- To develop links with other agencies
- To develop links with other schools and education groups
To provide a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum for all children in keeping with the requirements of the Education Reform Order.
- To provide a variety of differentiated experiences to support the above
- To provide a balance of core and contributory subjects
- To develop policies and schemes of work for all areas of the curriculum, core, contributory and cross curricular .