Our Aims and Values
Sibford Gower Endowed Primary aspires to be an excellent school, where outstanding practice, equality, well-being and the needs of our children are at the centre of all that we do.
We aim to provide a happy, safe and nurturing environment, where everyone is valued and respected for their individuality and contribution. We promote a love of learning and encourage our children to achieve and grow through the provision of a rich and inspiring curriculum provided by our dedicated staff and supported by governors, parents and carers, and the local community.
"From little acorns....mighty oaks do grow"
We aim to:
- provide a secure and welcoming environment where all children are happy and feel valued.
- develop all our children as self-motivated and independent learners.
- provide a broad and balanced curriculum which will engage all learners.
- provide a stimulating and creative learning environment which will encourage and support curiosity , exploration and discovery.
- support our children to acquire, develop and apply a range of core skills and concepts and to extend their physical, intellectual and creative capabilities.
- promote their moral, spiritual, social and cultural development, teaching them to value and respect diversity.
- encourage a sense of pride in themselves, their school and their community.
- promote standards of good behaviour by focusing on mutual respect and personal and collective responsibility.
- value and involve the local and wider community in the life of the school, and the school in the life of the wider community.
- work hard to develop and maintain strong links between parent, teacher and child.
- develop their understanding of citizenship and their responsibilities as members of our society, including their awareness and understanding of 'British Values'.
- prepare the children for the next stage in their journey as learners.
Our Values: To develop the:-
- Healthy child: Self-motivation, Self-discipline, Responsibility
- Social child: Encouragement, Communication, Co-operation
- Thinking child: Evaluation, Problem-solving, Decision-making
The safety and well being of our pupils is of great importance to us and our safeguarding responsibilities inform all that we do at Sibford Gower Primary School. We listen to children and take seriously what they tell us. To support & promote a safe environment for children, our selection and recruitment policy includes thorough safety checks on staff and regular volunteers.
We have two designated people for child protection, Ms J. O'Sullivan & Miss R. Blake, who have received appropriate training for this role.
The headteacher ensures all staff and regular volunteers receive appropriate and relevant child protection & safeguarding awareness training, including PREVENT training.
If we have concerns about a child's welfare we may need to consult other agencies. We aim to do this with parental consent, unless we are concerned that this may bring risk for the child. The procedures we follow are laid down by the Local Safeguarding Children's Board.
We teach an annual programme of 'Protective Behaviours' to develop our pupils' ability to keep themselves safe as well as teaching the children about e-safety.
We are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity in line with the Equality Act of October 2010. We seek to demonstrate this through all aspects of school life. This commitment applies to our work in the classroom, our support systems, our recruitment and retention of staff and our work in the local and wider community.
We will ensure that all pupils have the opportunity, and are supported, to achieve to the very best of their ability in all aspects of school life and will also guide parents on how they can support their child’s achievement. Where pupils experience barriers to learning or achievement, we will work with them to address these in a sensitive and sympathetic way.
At our school, we actively promote and support the development of British Values. Please click on the icon below to view our school policy on British Values.