Curriculum Values of our School
Staff endeavour to deliver an exciting and relevant curriculum which inspires and motivates pupils. Our curriculum values are:
· Our Christian Ethos (Love, Honesty, Forgiveness, Respect) and
· A Love of Language
· Bringing Learning To Life
· Emotional Well-Being
· Respect and Responsibility
Our Core Values:
love, honesty, forgiveness and respect.
Ethos Statement (from the Instrument of Governance)
“Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an 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 to all its pupils.”
Do be gentle. Do not hurt anybody.
Do be kind and helpful. Do not hurt people’s feelings.
Do look after property. Do not waste or damage things.
Do work hard. Do not waste your or other people’s time.
Do listen to people. Do not interrupt.
Do be honest. Do not cover up the truth.
Do co-operate. Do not argue.
All members of staff are involved in pastoral care of the pupils under the overall direction of the Head Teacher. Beyond this, the school is served by an Education Welfare Officer and a School Nursing Team. Mrs Simpson Family Well-Being Coordinator and Mrs Bradford, Inclusion Manager are the school’s key workers in this area.
Children in Difficulty
Usually the teacher, Family Well-Being Coordinator or the Headteacher can sort out such problems by involving the parents. If we still cannot solve a particular problem we may, with the parents' agreement, talk to other people (e.g. a doctor, social worker, school nurse or educational psychologist etc.) We have adopted the whole school Thrive initiative to support children with social and emotional difficulties.
St Andrew’s is a Church of England (Controlled) School with close links with its church. Assemblies are conducted on a Christian basis within a caring and co-operative atmosphere which embraces all beliefs. Worship is led by the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, the Vicar of St Andrew’s Church and other members of the teaching staff.