ST BARTHOLOMEW'S SCHOOL
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A STATEMENT OF EDUCATIONAL AIMS
At St. Bartholomew's school we aim:
To provide an environment which is happy, caring, stimulating and honours individuality and diversity.
To encourage positive relationships and respect for other people's views, feelings and beliefs.
To offer the children a rich and varied education within the framework of the National Curriculum.
To provide each child with the opportunity to develop a positive self image and reach their full potential within a context of faith, worship and Christian teaching.
To provide the children with a variety of experience that will foster and develop a sense of curiosity, wonder and faith.
To provide the opportunity for children to develop the skills which will enable them to deal with difficult situations and face new challenges confidently.
To reinforce preferred behaviour and make clear the sanctions against unacceptable behaviour.
To welcome and maintain positive relationships between the school, home, church and wider community.
To help the children develop the skills and values that will enable them to become positive role models within their community.
To develop in children an appreciation of the environment at school, in the local area and in the wider world and to encourage them to look after and protect it.
All members of the school community:
- Value and respect each other, demonstrated by our courtesy, good manners and discipline.
- Believe that all children can achieve; all achievement is recognised and celebrated.
- Celebrate the richness, diversity and uniqueness of each human being, and recognise diversity as a positive attribute in the school community.
- Encourage a broad vision of the wider world and foster love and care for it.
- Understand the need to act as stewards in the world in which we live.
- Build and maintain strong and purposeful links with parents and the local community, recognising that it is a central part of the community and seeks to meet its needs.
- Recognise the need for children to have sense of place, voice and value within the community.
- Create a safe and healthy environment in which to work, learn and have fun.
- Create opportunities for all to develop as active thinkers and learners, where children can develop a passion for learning.
- Help every child to develop as a life-long learner in an atmosphere where mistakes are valued as learning opportunities, and difficulties can be overcome.
- Recognise the need for children to be prepared for life in a rapidly changing world.
- Develop a learning environment which puts the needs of the child at its centre.
- Meet the needs of the child as a whole person, enabling the child to develop their spiritual, moral and social understanding.
- Able to use God as a guide and Jesus as a role model.