Smallthorne Primary school is a happy, vibrant and creative school and our children are central to all we do.
Within our nurturing and stimulating environment, we encourage our children to be confident, aim high and be happy in all aspects of school life.
We ensure our children feel valued, listened to and empowered to take an active role throughout their learning journey.
We believe that all members of our school community should be respectful of each other at all times, and should celebrate their similarities and differences to ensure a safe and harmonious environment.
We are proud to be part of a wider community who work collaboratively for the good of our children.
We endeavour to prepare our children academically, socially and emotionally for their future lives beyond our school.
To provide a safe, happy and relaxed environment which reflects an atmosphere of love, care and and eagerness to learn, where our children can work collaboratively and develop independence.
To promote a sense of aspiration and high expectation for children and adults within our school community.
To help our children understand the world in which they live.
To help our children enjoy their particular stage of development and to prepare them for the next stage in their school career.
To develop self respect and respect for the differences in others, be they of race, gender or opinion.
To help our children appreciate achievement and aspirations.
To develop physical ability and co-ordination, attitude of fair play, and a concern for the safety of themselves and others.
To enable our children to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life.
To strive for excellence in all we do.
Only the best is good enough for our children here at Smallthorne Primary and the community which we serve.
We have high expectations for each individual learner.
The needs of our children are central to our planning.
We have a positive ‘can do’ culture which embraces change, values staff and supports innovative thinking and classroom excellence.
Our children are entitled to a broad and creative curriculum, including enrichment opportunities, which produces independent, motivated learners who benefit from a range of opportunities regardless of ability.
‘Able and talented’ children will be recognised and challenged accordingly.
Our pupils will only do their best if we actively encourage participation by parents and carers as co-educators and learners.
Close and effective collaboration with outside agencies and further members of our community will be a key feature of Smallthorne Primary.
We actively seek to raise the aspirations of our whole community.