St James' CE Primary School

St James CE Primary School

Core Principles

These statements represent core principles that we share. They underpin everything we do as a school.

Children
Nothing we do for a child is ever wasted.

Children are the only reason why this school is here.
Each child comes with amazing gifts, remarkable talents and immeasurable potential. We have a moral duty to ensure that each child is able to discover and develop these.

Learning and Achieving
If we enjoy it, we’ll do it better. If we’re happy, we’ll succeed.

Children will be happy and will flourish when working with adultswho inspire them to learn. Relationships, based on mutual respect, trust, fun and high expectations are the key to excellent learning.

Families
Together we achieve more.

Our children will be happiest and achieve best when their families, in whatever form they happen to be, are involved and working closely with our school. We will strive to develop strong partnerships with families.

School Community
We’ve all got something to learn. We’ve all got something to offer.

People are the most important resource we have.
Within our united school community, the following rights will be upheld.
Everyone has a right to:

  • know what’s going on and understand why.
  • feel safe and secure
  • be listened to
  • make mistakes and have the opportunity to learn from them
  • have their achievements celebrated
  • feel valued
  • know how they’re doing and how to do even better

We also embrace the following responsibilities.

  • We will treat each other with honesty, integrity and respect.
  • We will enthusiastically aim for excellence in everything, for the good of the children.

The Church and Christian Faith
Love God – Love one another

This school upholds and encourages the Christian ethos of love, care and compassion for all. We value our links with St James’ Church and will work hard to develop and strengthen them. In addition we welcome children of all faiths and of no faith.

The wider community
Children are citizens of an ever changing global community

We will work hard to learn from and contribute to the local, national and global communities. 
We will teach our children the part they have to play in Global issues and inspire them to make a difference to the world in which they live.

Reaffirmed October 2016