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St Mary’s C of E Primary School

We are a 'good' school - Ofsted Jan 2015 and 'outstanding' - SIAMS Feb 2016

Our School Values & St Mary's Learner

Our Vision

We are committed to offering an balanced education for all children. Our mission statement is ‘Learning for Life’, where children learn to be successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens. This is all underpinned by our Christian values and ‘St Mary’s Learner’ attitudes to learning.

St Mary’s Learner

Through the concept of St Mary’s Learner we help pupils to develop the behaviour, attitudes and skills that they need in order to learn effectively.

We have agreed a set of expectations in every year group and we encourage pupils to work towards meeting these expectations both at home and at school.

Your child’s teacher will discuss and report on your child as a St Mary’s Learner and the key areas of their growth and development throughout the year. We believe that these are crucial areas which underpin academic success and our mission to educate the whole child.

St Mary’s learner supports our school Christian Values. These values are taught across the curriculum and play a vital role in developing our pupils into positive young learners.

As ‘St Mary’s Learners’, we try to foster good behaviour for learning, which means developing the following attitudes towards learning:

St Mary’s Values

At St Mary’s we believe that a strong set of core values creates a positive ethos where children are encouraged to be successful, confident and responsible citizens who lead fulfilling lives.

Teaching values promotes the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, enabling them to develop their own moral and ethical compass to guide what is right and what is wrong.

Our Values have been decided by teachers, TAs, children and our local Rector.

We have chosen eight core values to be developed through assemblies, class discussion and direct teaching each month.

There are eight St Mary’s Values which we remember as a rainbow stemming from respect.

Learning about core values underpins our work to actively promote fundamental British Values of democracy, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those from all faiths, backgrounds and cultures.

Attitude to Learning Overview