On September 4th 2018, the staff, governors and parents of St. Andrew’s Primary School took part in a visioning exercise to reignite our vision for the future of our school and it’s pupils. The event enabled all, who took part, to identify what we thought was a priority for children and what was the most important elements we wanted for our children’s education and future. We worked tirelessly to ensure that every word within our vision spelt out clearly our collected views and finally agreed, unanimously, that the following summed up our thoughts:
“At St. Andrew’s Primary School we are dedicated to provide a happy and caring community where everyone feels safe, valued and equal. We give the key to open the doors to life long possibilities and achievements in a diverse and ever-changing modern world.”
To ensure our vision is embedded in everything we do and is constantly evaluated and reviewed, we have set up a working party of staff, governors and parents who will meet regularly over the academic year.
School Vision Action Plan
Following a “Vision Working Party” meeting on February 14th 2019, where staff, governors and parents joined together to generate ideas on how to ensure our new vision is embedded, this Action Plan was created . We held another meeting on June 13th 2019 where we reviewed progress made and updated the Action Plan accordingly. There are two documents showing where we are with this:
St. Andrew’s Primary School is committed to learning that is engaging, inspiring and enjoyable and to learning that endeavours to ensure every individual reaches their full potential. We aim for all to gain lifelong learning skills in a happy, secure, caring environment of mutual trust and respect. Our fantastic team have strong commitment to high quality teaching and learning. We believe in the development of the “whole child” as an individual and endeavour to encourage them towards a successful future where they will use the skills and qualities they have learned to become responsible global citizens in an ever changing world.
We will work together in partnership with the school community to:
- provide a positive, caring atmosphere in a safe and stimulating environment.
- develop confidence, motivation and a desire to learn.
- meet the individual needs of each and every child.
- plan and deliver a wide range of creative, challenging and effective learning opportunities
- provide an effective target setting and monitoring process to evaluate teaching and learning and support the achievement of high standards.
- promote local, national and international links to develop understanding of our diverse world.
- promote a school ethos based on the understanding of rights an responsibilities, as we believe they are the foundations of a successful, happy school.
- promote aspirations and possibilities for the future of all pupils no matter what their starting points are.