In February 2018, our school was rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted.
Our Vision and Ethos:
Our Vision is to give every child an unforgettable high-quality education through our strong Christian ethos. This is centred on three core values: Courage, Care and Compassion, which are firmly embedded in the daily life of our school. We pride ourselves on our welcoming, family atmosphere where children feel supported, safe and valued. All children are encouraged to be independent thinkers and to have a genuine voice within the school. We want them to ‘belong’. We encourage our children to be confident learners with good reading, writing and maths skills who enjoy participating in a broad thematic curriculum that makes the most of our rural setting.
COURAGE so that we:
- try new things
- love learning new skills and concepts
- overcome obstacles
- have a go
- are happy to make mistakes
- persevere when the going gets tough
- make new friends
- stick up for what is right
- lead by example
COMPASSION for ourselves and others so that we:
- are kind towards ourselves when we make mistakes
- take care of ourselves by keeping healthy and safe
- understand our emotions and how to express them
- extend kindness, understanding and tolerance to others
CARE for our environment and the planet so that we:
- foster a love of the outdoors
- appreciate the countryside and learn how to look after it
- understand how to take action to protect our planet
The children say that the best things about our school are that “everyone knows each other” and that it “feels like one big family”. Certainly, our older children take pride in looking after the younger children, especially when we go to Church and on the playground. The school is very much part of the village community and we are well supported by our friends and neighbours. We have very close links with St Andrew’s Church which is just next door, where we go for collective worship, as well as for special occasions. Our Year 6 pupils enjoy leading Collective Worship in St Andrew’s Church on a fortnightly basis.
We teach the children in four classes, usually with two year groups in the class. Each class group also has the support of one or more learning support assistants.
Our teachers and support staff are well qualified and really enthusiastic. We are part of the Tiptree & Stanway Consortium, which means we work closely with other local schools on a regular basis. This enables staff to further develop their knowledge and understanding, and share best practice with other teachers.
We aim to deliver a high standard of education within the National Curriculum while at the same time enjoying our learning. The children’s learning also takes place outside, in and around the village and at our ‘outdoor classroom’.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please in the first instance speak to a member of the office team who will direct you to the correct member of staff. The office team can be contacted by telephone on 01206 729266.