Paddocks Primary School is a place where everyone is valued and cared for as an individual, their diversity and views are respected and where children are at the centre of all we do. We allow the uniqueness in each individual to flourish through a happy, safe and stimulating environment where everyone can meet their personal goals and full potential: intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, morally and spiritually. Through a positive community ethos we listen, engage and nurture a can-do attitude in order to prepare all learners for their future lives, enabling enjoyable learning within the context of a rapidly changing technological society.
- To create a happy, nurturing, healthy school in which everyone feels valued.
- To provide a caring, secure and stimulating environment in which to educate each child intellectually, socially, emotionally, morally and physically, so that he/she can reach their full potential, moving on to the next stage of their education with confidence and high self-esteem, and being prepared for their adult role in society.
- To ensure that all teaching is of a high standard, enabling children to make at least good progress in everything they do.
- To provide an inclusive curriculum, which is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated to each child’s needs.
- To provide equality of opportunity for all children, regardless of age, gender, race, creed, culture, physical disability or special educational need.
- To have expectations of high standards of both achievement and behaviour.
- To encourage children to be self-motivated, resilient and develop a positive attitude towards learning so that they can respond to challenges, develop lively, enquiring minds and apply themselves to tasks with self-discipline and an increasing sense of responsibility for their own actions.
- To foster an ethos in which children co-operate and respect each other, develop an understanding of right and wrong, and feel and show respect and tolerance towards others.
- To promote in children a sense of responsibility and caring for the school environment and to become aware of the global community and of how wider environmental issues may involve them.
- To involve parents in their children’s education and provide strong links between home and school.