Aims

‘Together we care, learn and achieve.’

                                                                         In the name of Jesus, The Good Shepherd.

               “I have come that they may have life, and have it in all its fullness. I am the Good Shepherd” John 10:10-11


 

With our Christian Vision and Values underpinning all the work we do, our children learn together in an atmosphere of high expectations, mutual respect and friendship. We know and value each child in our school and believe in ensuring that all children achieve their best through high quality teaching and support. Learning at St Mark & All Saints is an exciting and challenging experience for each child. There is a strong emphasis on delivering all areas of the curriculum to a high standard, so that each child experiences a broad and balanced curriculum; developing skills, knowledge and understanding in all areas.

As a Church of England Primary School, residing within a Diocesan MAT, we aim to preserve and develop the religious character of the school in accordance with the Trust Deed. The school aims to serve its community by providing education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers all its pupils. As such -

  • Pupils need to engage each day in a meaningful real act of collective worship

  • Religious Education is consistent with the faith and practice of the church

  • As a school we observe the major Christian festivals

  • We develop an active and affirming relationship with the parish church

  • We make appropriate use of Christian symbols inside / outside the school

‘And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him’ (Romans 8:28)

 

As a school we want to develop the whole child which means their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. We can do this by:

• providing teaching opportunities to learn about themselves, others and the world around them, including the intangible

• appreciating and taking into account other people’s preferences

• enabling children to use their creativity and imagination in their learning

• supporting children to reflect on their experiences

 

AIMS:

  • To live and work together as a caring Christian community which fosters a love of life-long learning.

  • To ensure children value themselves as unique individuals, celebrating diversity and respecting difference.

  • To teach resilience and provide opportunities to develop skills for life and positive relationships.

  • To encourage an inquisitive, reflective approach to learning.

 

By providing

  • A safe and happy school where children, staff and parents  are listened to and their contributions valued

  • A school where children have a positive and successful learning experience

  • An inclusive school, which celebrates diversity and is accessible to all

  • A school that promotes excellent behaviour; where bullying and discrimination of any kind, is not tolerated.​

By encouraging children to

  • Do their best through praise and celebration of both effort & achievement

  • Have respect for themselves, others and the world in which they live

  • Work independently and to be effective communicators

By ensuring our leavers take with them

  • The desire, curiosity, confidence & skills to continue learning

  • Friendships and the ability to form positive relationships

  • A knowledge & understanding of the world

  • Happy memories, ambitions and dreams

By having effective partnership with

  • The local church and community

  • Our feeder schools to ensure continuity and progression

  • All parents/carers, to support each child’s learning