Visions and Aims


School Vision Statement:

 

 An inspirational primary school delivering exceptional learning.

 

 

We will achieve our vision by being creative, inclusive, nurturing potential and by using The Firs Way to guide our aims.

The Firs Way

We do our best to be our best

We treat others as we would like to be treated

We are helpful and kind

We are honest and truthful

We listen respectfully

We share

We forgive

 We learn from our mistakes

 Our Aims:

  • To provide a secure, stimulating and caring environment where childhood is celebrated and the partnership between child, parent and staff can flourish
  • To live out the values of the Christian faith while respecting and valuing those of all faiths or none

 

 

We aim for our pupils to be:

  • Motivated, independent and enthusiastic learners
  • Happy, nurtured and filled with a love of learning
  • Confident in the core skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and mathematics
  • Striving to do the best they can, showing resilience and determination
  • Actively involved and thoughtful members of their community who value diversity
  • Confident in understanding The Firs way and putting it into practice
  • Encouraged to develop and articulate their own understanding of faith
  • Tolerant and accepting of those who hold other beliefs or none
  • Secure  and confident that they are individually valued
  • Able and willing to recognise the needs of others and seek to help them
  • Eager to embrace the future with hope and confidence

 

We aim for our curriculum to be:

  • Cohesive, meaningful and motivating
  • Progressive, leading to strong individual assessment of pupil progress
  • Clearly recorded and reported
  • Based closely on the English National Curriculum but enhanced to nurture individuality
  • Embedded with a secure understanding of mathematics and literacy skills
  • Creating a sense of curiosity and wonder in our pupils
  • Global in dimension and recognising of cultural diversity especially within a British context
  • A strong method of linking pupils to both their local community and issues at a national and international level
  • Able to meet the needs of all pupils and support their different learning styles
  • Enriched by visits, visitors and extra-curricular opportunities and to give pupils meaningful contexts for learning

 

We aim for our staff to:

  • Be skilled, creative and well qualified professionals
  • Enjoy the challenge of learning and be good role models as learners
  • Enjoy teaching and enthusiastically engaging the children if their job entails interaction with pupils
  • Be empowered to engage in active debate about teaching and learning
  • Be accountable, embrace responsibility and seek opportunities for professional development
  • Feel safe and supported and be given time to respond to new initiatives
  • Work collaboratively to provide the best possible learning environment

We aim for our parents to:

  • Be well known to the staff
  • Feel that the school supports them with their child’s learning
  • Feel valued and know that they have an important place in the school community
  • Know that the school communicates regularly and effectively about events and the progress of their child
  • Know that they contribute to the life of the school

 

We aim that anyone coming into The Firs School will know that happy, involved, progressive learning is taking place. If a child is asked, ‘What have you learnt today?’  they will be able to answer enthusiastically. This is because they love learning.