Our school's Christian vision is
‘Growing together towards 'Life in all its fullness' (John 10:10)
We will all be:
Aiming High, Respecting Others, Having Fun
At Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School we believe in lifelong learning and that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone. We offer children a fun, exciting and stimulating curriculum which instils a love of learning and develops life-long skills. We encourage children to be independent learners who have their own voice and who are well rounded and confident, both in school and in the wider community. Through this approach we enable our pupils to participate as active citizens and flourish as individuals in a diverse and changing society.
Through our teaching, we aim to develop positive, determined and motivated children who feel confident to take risks in their learning, recognising that they learn most when they are challenged and have to think deeply. We aim for children to be effective communicators, who think creatively, pose questions and tackle problems “head on.” We aim for children to be able to learn on their own, in pairs and also in groups, recognising the value of learning with others. We aim for children to learn from all experiences they have at school, not just limited to those in lessons.
We aim for all our children to …...
- have a considerate and respectful attitude towards others
- understand and appreciate Christian values
- be proud of their school and their achievements
- be able to work co-operatively, collaboratively and independently
- be enthusiastic learners and confident in applying their skills
- develop an enquiry based approach, to become lifelong learners
- achieve the highest standards of which they are capable in all areas of the curriculum
- extend themselves in mind, body and spirit
Starting with what the children already know as a basis for planning, they will experience learning activities that are built on the requirements of the National Curriculum and reflect our own school curriculum. Lessons will be planned to embrace different learning styles. They will focus on developing knowledge, skills and secure understanding. Conceptual understanding and procedural fluency will be taught in tandem. Teachers will use a range of assessment methods including pupil self-assessment and peer assessment and more formal assessment methods.
We encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning, to be involved in reviewing the way they learn, and to reflect on how they learn – what helps them learn and what makes it difficult for them to learn. High quality teaching enables children to develop a repertoire of learning strategies, positive attitudes and confidence in themselves as learners.