To develop confident, caring, enquiring individuals prepared for the future
“Learning, growing, achieving together”
We aim for all our children to:
- Have high expectations for achievement, becoming self-motivated, to reach their full potential.
- Engage with rich and relevant learning opportunities.
- Enjoy school life, develop a healthy life style and learn to stay safe.
- Respect and value themselves and the environment, whilst developing an empathy for others.
- Make a positive and active contribution to school life and the wider community.
- Acquire knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the changing world in which they live.
In order to realise the vision we will :
- Continue to provide and develop a broad, rich and challenging curriculum that is both enjoyable and creative and promotes excellence for all
- Create exciting and challenging opportunities to acquire a healthy and safe lifestyle
- Develop and extend positive learning partnerships between school, home and the community
- Celebrate achievement by sharing in a sense of pride of their own and others achievements, within school and the wider community and in doing so actively promote community cohesion.
- Promote an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement for all learners to succeed relevant to the changing world in which they live.
At Kells Infant School the health, safety and well-being of all our children are of paramount importance to all the adults who work here. All of our children have the right to protection, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or disability. They have a right to be safe in our school; this is enhanced by the adoption of the Whole School Behaviour Policy which includes our procedures for preventing and dealing with cases of bullying.
Kells Infant School regards Child Protection as an essential task of all its staff, governors and visitors/volunteers who come into school. We are committed to protecting children and safeguarding pupils in school.
There is no place for extremist views of any kind in our school, whether from internal sources – pupils, staff, visiting adults, governors etc. or external sources – school community, external agencies or individuals.
Any prejudice, discrimination or extremist views, including derogatory language, displayed by pupils, staff, visitors or parents will always be challenged and, where appropriate, dealt with. Where misconduct by a teacher is proven, the matter will be referred to the National College for Teaching and Leadership for their consideration. Misconduct by other staff will be dealt with under normal school disciplinary procedures.
We encourage pupils to respect the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect, and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. We ensure that partisan political views are not promoted in the teaching of any subject in the school and, where political issues are brought to the attention of the pupils, reasonably practicable steps are taken to offer a balanced presentation of opposing views to pupils.
The use of circle time and assembly time help to develop appropriate attitudes in our children and makes them aware of the impact of their decisions on others.
We will ensure the content of the curriculum includes social and emotional aspects of learning and that child protection is included in the curriculum to help children stay safe, recognise when they don’t feel safe and identify who they might/can talk to. We provide a curriculum that will help to equip our children with the skills they need including materials and learning experiences that will encourage our children to develop essential life skills and protective behaviours. The PSHE (Personal, Social and Health and Economic Education) Curriculum will include elements of how children can recognise different risks in different situations, and how to behave in response to equip them with the skills needed to keep themselves safe and empower them to feel safe.
Kells Infant School recognises the importance of creating and promoting a positive, supportive, neutral and secure environment where pupils can develop a sense of being valued and heard in their own right and where they feel safe, secure and respected.
We aim to provide suitable support and guidance so that students have a range of appropriate adults to approach if they are in difficulties and ensure they know adults in school can be approached if they are worried or in difficulty. We will encourage them to talk openly and enable them to feel confident that they will be listened to.
We are aware that young people can be exposed to extremist influences or prejudiced views from an early age which originate from a variety of sources and media, including via the internet, and at times pupils may themselves reflect or display views that may be discriminatory, prejudiced or extremist, including using derogatory language.
It is imperative that our pupils and parents see our school as a safe place where they can discuss and explore controversial issues safely and in an unbiased way and where our teachers and other adults encourage and facilitate this.