Aims and Values
At Swalwell Primary School we work together to promote learning and achieve the highest standards for every child through high expectations and high quality teaching.
We provide an education that is enjoyable, inclusive, stimulating and challenging and which allows individuals to develop their educational potential and skills for life.
The school promotes fundamental British values and is at the heart of the community and provides a safe, secure and respectful environment which enables pupils to develop emotionally, physically, socially, spiritually and academically.
‘EVERY LESSON COUNTS’
- To create a lively stimulating school where every individual is valued and to maximise the opportunities for intellectual, moral, spiritual, physical, aesthetic and social development within a caring, secure environment.
- To support pupils in order to achieve high academic and personal standards.
- To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds with the ability to question and discuss rationally and to apply themselves successfully to tasks, problem solving activities and physical skills.
- To develop within the individual a sense of self-respect, self-discipline and the capacity to live as an independent person, self-motivated and confident.
- To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and to develop the ability to contribute as a member of a co-operative group and to recognise their responsibility within a community.
- To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life, at home, at work, at leisure and as consumers and citizens in order to achieve maximum educational potential.
- To encourage the pupil to acquire values, attitudes and concepts which enable the individual to adapt to life in a fast changing world.
- To encourage a respect for all and an understanding of various religions and cultures present in our modern society.
- To develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements, whilst recognising mankind’s place in the natural world and having an awareness of current and future challenges we face: climate change, population growth, demands on resources etc.
- To promote fundamental British values.
- Equipping our children with the skills and knowledge to innovate and meet future challenges underpins much of what we do.
- To deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum offering a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum with particular regard to the basic skills of numeracy and literacy.
- To provide adequate facilities for the development of physical skills and team games.
- To be aware of equal opportunities for all.
- The school offers a wide curriculum to meet present day demands and satisfies the statutory orders of the National Curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is taught to children in Nursery and Reception. From Year One children follow the National Curriculum. A Modern Foreign Language (French) is taught throughout the school.