- We want everyone to feel valued and have a sense of belonging to the school community both as a learner and as an individual
- We want all children to make good progress and develop the foundation skills that will enable them to become effective readers and writers and develop numeracy skills
- We want to develop opportunities throughout the school for independent learning
- We want to develop staff who are skilled educators and who are conversant with next steps in levels of attainment
- We want to provide 'real resources' for 'real learning' that are available and organised to facilitate independent learning
- We want to give children the opportunity to learn as much outside as inside
- We want seamless learning to take place between home and school
- We want all children to encounter and enjoy a range of art and cultural experiences at school and through visits to other settings
- We want to excite children to their own potential and celebrate their achievements within their community
We believe that self expression and self esteem are key to achievement for both children and adults. Through our interactions and our curriculum we aim to encourage children and staff to develop the following Christian values:
- Confidence: having a feeling or belief in yourself and others that you or they can do something well or succeed at something.
- Respect: having due regard for the feelings, wishes or rights of others because of their abilities, qualities, or achievements.
- Integrity: having the quality of being honest, fair and having strong moral principles.
We also aim to encourage our children and staff to develop the following characteristics:
- Reflection - to show innovative and creative thinking and enquiry
- Responsibility - to be aware of the consequences of actions, show commitment and self-management
- Resilience - to show flexibility, adaptability, and persistence
- Resourcefulness - to be able to apply knowledge and skills to new situations and to learn from experience
Horsford Church of England Primary School consists of a professional community of staff who are informed learners and effective colleagues. We view collaboration and partnership between children, staff, parents and governors as vital to the strength and development of our school. It is through this partnership that our learning community develops and improves in line with current research, initiatives and good practice.