Vision, Mission Statement and Values
“Small enough to care … big enough to inspire”
Our vision for Crawford Village Primary School and Nursery reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in a nurturing environment and in partnership with parents and the local community. We believe our approach will encourage and inspire a love of learning, unlocking the potential that lies within all of our children, preparing them to be happy, successful and responsible citizens in the future.
Crawford Village Primary School and Nursery nurtures its pupils by:
• Providing a safe, happy school in which pastoral care is given high priority by dedicated staff;
• Expecting and promoting the highest standards of behaviour;
• Giving children an excellent, secure start to their school experience in our Nursery and establishing positive relationships with parents;
• Developing a strong sense of community and pride, with a ‘family feel’ to the school.
Crawford Village Primary School and Nursery encourages its pupils to excel by:
• Striving for the highest possible standards of achievement across a broad, well-planned curriculum;
• Using the stunning school grounds and performing arts to stimulate a love of learning in all children;
• Being inclusive and committed to providing for individual children’s needs;
• Ensuring that staff are given opportunities to continue their own learning and to share quality practice with other professionals;
Crawford Village Primary School and Nursery inspires its pupils to become independent learners by:
• Fostering a willingness to take risks and to persevere in new learning situations;
• Celebrating individual strengths, talents and progress;
• Promoting respectful attitudes and encouraging them to have a voice in the running of the school.
Our School Aims
• To develop every child to their full potential in all areas of learning – intellectual, emotional, physical, social, moral, spiritual and cultural.
• To develop the resilience and perseverance to become creative and independent thinkers and to become learners for life within an ever-changing world.
• To develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds with the ability to question.
• To promote British values and attitudes of care, tolerance, trust and respect within the school and wider communities and an understanding and tolerance of the beliefs of others.
• To value and recognise the uniqueness and achievement of every member of our school family.
• To develop children’s ability to work as contributors within co-operative groups, within school, and within the wider community in which they live.
• To teach children the role of stewardship of the world in which we live.
• To ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high-quality learning environment.
• To provide the full breadth of the National Curriculum with emphasis on the basic skills of English, mathematics, science and computing.
• To develop learning activities which stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation.
• To develop understanding of the world in which they live and of the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment.
• To develop aesthetic awareness and participate in the creative arts.
• To appreciate human achievements and aspirations and value the contribution of everyone.
• To develop a wide range of physical skills and the understanding of the need for a healthy life style.
• To develop interests and skills which will enable them to enjoy and make the best use of leisure time.
Our Six Core Values
. Friendship . Kindness . Respect . Integrity . Perseverance . Happiness
Our values help us to understand how we can all make a positive contribution to the school and wider community. We aspire to put these values and behaviours into practice in our daily lives.
Our mission statement outlines the key aim to ensure that our children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background.
The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all our children is promoted through our assemblies, themed weeks and events linked to current affairs. Children learn about the basic British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs in order to prepare them for life in modern Britain.