School Aims & Objectives

School Aims and ObjectivesWhere a love of learning is developed within a safe and happy school

Stannington First School promotes high achievement and learning for life by working with children to:

• Develop enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity
• Become highly motivated life-long learners
• Be flexible and adaptable for the modern world
• Have high self-esteem – respecting themselves, others and the environment
• Be able to work independently and collaboratively
• Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum
• Gain advanced technological skills
• Seek to extend themselves in mind, body and spirit

We believe that each child will succeed through experiencing quality in:

• A broad and challenging curriculum
• An enriching programme of extracurricular activities and visits
• A stimulating learning environment
• A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources
• Innovative teaching and an investigative approach to learning
• An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement to succeed
• Learning partnerships between school, home, the church and the community

We demonstrate our commitment to working as a learning community by:

• Striving for continuous improvement in all that we do
• Working collaboratively towards common goals

To help us achieve our aims, within our philosophy of partnership with parents, we ask you to:
• be supportive of the aims of our school, our philosophy and practice
• contact us if you have any queries, concerns or any issues you wish to discuss
• attend our parents evenings and other occasions to discuss your child’s progress
• ensure your child is punctual and attends school regularly, with the appropriate equipment for the day’s lessons
• keep us fully informed of any changes of circumstances so we can be responsive to your child’s needs
• attend our events in school e.g. Curriculum evenings, Open Days, Harvest Festival, Special Assemblies
• support our P.T.A. in their activities
• encourage and support your child’s learning in school and through our homework programme and other activities we may ask them to do at home
• ensure your child takes care of school property and a responsibility for their own belongings

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