What we want to do...
As a Church school, our CORE PURPOSE is one of PROFOUND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT' and 'striving for life in all its fullness (John 10:10).
During your child's journey here at St. Peter's, we will work 'Together in Achievement' to discover not only who they are, but more importantly, who they can become.... Now and in the future.
Everything we do here is 'For children... for all'. We will, with your support and backing, actively encourage participation through the many opportunities we provide in and out of school. Ultimately, for your child to discover who they can become, shaped through participation, showing effort, determination, resilience and a 'take care' attitude towards new and exciting learning opportunities.
St. Peter's is simply a 'Take Care' school where we can take care of ourselves, each other, the world around us and with our work. Every child learning, achieving and enjoying in a culture of opportunity and ambition within a climate of participation.
Using what we believe to drive what we do...
St. Peter’s is a ‘Take Care School’ where we take care of ourselves, each other, the world and with our work.
Maximising children’s learning and growing
For children – for all
Working hard to be the best we can be
Together in Achievement
To make this simple...
We will provide a programme of study that helps children learn how to take care of themselves, each other, the world and with their work.
We encourage children to contribute to school life, the local community and the wider world and help them to understand how to do this safely.
We will plan an engaging, inclusive curriculum that enable all children, whatever their interests and talents, to aspire to be the best they can be and acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to be healthy, lifelong learners.
LEARNING AND GROWING (INTEGRITY)
We will provide learning experiences that enhance children’s life skills and enable them to become the responsible citizens of tomorrow. Supporting their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, we want them to grow into responsible, respectful, resilient individuals who understand integrity means doing the right thing even when no one is looking.
OPPORTUNITY, AMBITION & PARTICIPATION
We will offer opportunities to engage children in their own learning, within and beyond the classroom, through a programme of day trips, residential experiences, engaging hooks and external providers.
We will plan a wide range of activities that inspire and include all children and offer them a chance to persevere, experiment, problem solve and succeed.
How we do this...
Using our BEYOND EXPECTATION EXCELLENCE MODEL we plan for our children to be the best that they can be.
|BE - what have our children BEcome because of what we do?|
|ENRICH - how do we go beyond what is expected?|
|ENHANCE - how do we do it for the benefit of our children?|
|PROVIDE - how do we IDentify what our children need?|
Teachers plan using Cornerstones Maestro topics. These work to a two year cycle in KS2 and KS1; in EYFS a one year topic is followed in F1 and F2. Varied and engaging topics are planned across the years and have a main curriculum subject area that drives the topic. This enables children to develop a deeper understanding and real interest in this specific area and make links to other areas of the curriculum. Throughout the projects there are many opportunities to engage, develop, innovate and express their knowledge and ideas and apply other areas of the curriculum, including reading, writing and maths in a meaningful way.
Fundamental British Values and SMSC Values are embedded in our 'Take Care' ethos and is reflected in the projects that are taught.
PSHE including RSE and SMSC, Science and PE is taught each week. English, reading and Maths are taught daily.
Mrs Allison Gibbens, Deputy Head Teacher is our Curriculum Leader.
Within the context of Christian belief and practice, St Peter’s has developed a set of core (hand) values otherwise known as our ‘Take Care’ values which will continue to underpin all the work we do. In our firm opinion, they help to deepen your child’s (personal to them) positive principles and in doing so, help them consider the implications of their choices in relation to themselves, the communities from which they are part of and the wider world. As we join together in our school prayer: Oh Lord, bless our school, help us to ‘Take Care’ of ourselves, each other, the world and with our work. Amen. As we ask everyone to consider, ‘What does this mean to me?’ In turn, helping them to understand who they are but more importantly who they can become as they learn and grow.
In line with the Church of England's role as the established Church, our vision is for the common good of the whole community.
Educating for wisdom, knowledge and skills: enabling discipline, confidence and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
Educating for hope and aspiration: enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely when things go wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
Educating for community and living well together: a core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
Educating for dignity and respect: the basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.