Mission Statement and Values
Our Mission Statement
‘Children are at the Very Heart of our School’
At Crawford Village Primary School, we strive to ensure that all children feel happy, safe, secure and truly valued as individuals in our school family. Our vibrant and exciting curriculum embraces the community in which we are situated, recognising local history, heritage, geography, business links and, most importantly, the aspirations of all our children. High quality, personalised learning opportunities enable our children to thrive, providing them with the necessary experiences and skills to achieve their full potential.
Our values and ethos provide a nurturing approach to developing the whole child, instilling in our pupils a love of learning that extends beyond their primary years, equipping them with the skills for their future and developing them as creative, responsible and self-aware individuals.
We provide a calm, supportive atmosphere and set high standards of respect, courtesy, hard work and achievement for all children and adults.
To secure happiness and success, Crawford Village strives to ensure its pupils have the confidence to respond to change, by providing a culture of positive behaviour and safety which inspires and fosters high aspirations.
We will continue to undertake a wide range of activities such as charity fund raising, musical and sporting team events. These activities highlight that the school understands our responsibility to engage with the local community and the wider world.
Our rules are based upon these concepts and we ensure that children understand their rights and responsibilities.
Governors proactively recruit effective and committed people to work in the school and deliver the best possible outcomes for children. It is essential that all stakeholders support the vision of the school. Everyone involved with the school is a valued and respected member of our school community.
The Governing Board works collaboratively to eliminate all forms of discrimination, harassment and victimisation and upholds our duty of care through safeguarding.
• 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
Together, we have decided on six school values which we will help us grow into responsible, respectful and successful members of society.
Our Values Champions promote these values and look out for children and adults displaying them in school. They act as role models and are able to award stickers and certificates in assembly to recognise individuals who display the values.
The Values Champions choose one of our values as the focus for each half term. Class and whole school assembly time allows children to learn more about the value, how we can show it and why it is important 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 ‘Skills for Life’ days, 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.