Our Aims and Values
'Preparing our children for the future by promoting a love of learning, encouraging aspiration, valuing the individual, developing self-confidence and supporting contribution through participation.'
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.
- help our children to become aware of the effect of their actions on others and take responsibility for their own behaviour.
- 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 children’s awareness and understanding of the multi-cultural nature of modern society.
- 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.
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.