Ethos and Aims

School Ethos

Our School is committed to the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
We promise:

  • To accept and support all children regardless of their race, gender, beliefs and abilities.
  • To encourage and support, in contributing positively to both the school and the wider community.
  • To actively develop a school environment where all school members can feel safe and secure
  • To help pupils care for and empathise with other people.
  • To encourage pupils to treat others as they would like to be treated.
  • To aid the development of all children, intellectually and socially into mature independent citizens.

The ethos is re-examined by the pupils and staff each Autumn term.

‘We are really pleased with how our child has settled in at Crowmoor. A big part of this is down to his day to day life at ‘Crowmoor’. He loves coming to school and has made great friends. Thank you for all of your hard work!’
Parent comment April 2015

Our Aims and Philosophy

The following aims are linked to the Children’s Act 2005 which incorporates the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

  • To create a happy, calm, secure and stimulating environment within which pupils are encouraged to develop and reach their full potential.
  • To provide an enriching, balanced curriculum which offers children enlivening learning experiences both in and out of school.
  • To foster the development of responsible, well-balanced and tolerant individuals.
  • To equip pupils with the attitudes, understanding and skills for their roles in a rapidly developing world where they will work, participate and thrive.
  • To encourage lively, creative and enquiring minds, which are independent and self-disciplined.
  • To encourage children to enjoy learning and to come to see it as a life-long proces
    s.
  • To encourage children to strive for high standards in all aspects of school and personal life.
  • To develop a positive and close relationship between home and school, through involving parent/carers in the children’s school life in a range of ways.
  • To make the school an important part of community life and the community an important part of the life of the school.
  • To foster a close relationship with the local churches and to reflect a wider understanding and tolerance of other faiths and cultures.

‘By the time they leave school, pupils have very positive attitudes to learning.’
Ofsted, February 2013.

‘Thank you for helping me gain the ability to learn and feel safe while I developed in
the school.’
Pupil comment
June 2016.

Behaviour

Our Golden Rules

  • Only our best is good enough
  • We are polite to and care for everyone, in person and on the internet
  • We help each other to learn, play and be happy at School
  • We look after our School and keep it clean and tidy
  • We move calmly around the School

We place great emphasis upon good behaviour both in and out of school. Children are encouraged to develop self-discipline, independence and mutual respect. We encourage positive behaviour by frequent praise and reward, but sanctions are available if this approach is not successful. We rely on parents/carers to support us with regard to enforcing our expectations and expect them to deliver their commitments in the home/school agreement.
A copy of the Behaviour Policy can be viewed at the Office or downloaded from our policies page