Our Ethos, Vision and Values

Our Ethos

Todwick Primary School operates within an ethos of shared values, highlighting honesty, respect and kindness. The school encourages this through the experiences it offers and the expectations it upholds.

Todwick Primary School strives to serve its community by providing the highest quality teaching and learning, delivering a curriculum for the development of the whole child and one that prepares them for their future in a safe, happy, caring environment.

We value children, parents and carers, staff and governors as partners in education and seek to include the wider community in the life of the school.

 

Our School Motto:  “Be the Best that We Can Be”

 

Our Vision

Todwick Primary School provides a stimulating and inspiring learning environment for all children.We endeavour to offer rich and broad provision to enable our children and families to enjoy the school and benefit from all it has to offer.

We aim to have an innovative approach to learning,inside and outside the classroom. We will integrate active, experiential and outdoor learning into our creative curriculum to enable all pupils to experience a memorable, enriching and enabling school life.

We will work together as one team, sharing ideas, respecting all and supporting each other with our common goals.

 

Mission Statement

Todwick Primary School aims to enable every pupil to be the best they can be. We do this by providing a happy, stimulating and safe environment where learning is meaningful, active and experiential so children enjoy coming to school. Our values-based ethos will nurture social, emotional and life-skills; promoting self-belief, empathy and resilience.

 

Our Values

  • Aim high
  • Respect, care and share
  • Support and encourage
  • Inspire and innovate
  • Independence, confidence and resilience
  • Welcome diversity
  • Make a positive difference to our world
  • Respond to changing needs (within school and wider)

 

Curriculum Drivers

Our curriculum drivers are derived from our vision and values and from our children:

  1. Creativity

Through imaginative design and active learning, our curriculum we provide real-life, purposeful and meaningful learning opportunities to inspire and engage the children and to make learning relevant and memorable. Our curriculum enables our children to be creative thinkers, to seek alternative options and solve problems. Our immersive classrooms inspire and motivate learners.

  1. Communication

We want communication and language to be at the heart of learning throughout the curriculum. Our curriculum enables our children to communicate effectively. Reading, spoken language and vocabulary development are key.

  1. Citizenship

We use our curriculum to nurture children into confident, caring citizens. Our  curriculum and its delivery support well-being, both for the children themselves and in their consideration for others. Kindness and empathy are key. We have a curriculum which raises awareness of real-life issues in our world and challenges children to make a positive difference.

 

Todwick Primary School aims to:

  • Ensure that learning is fun and memorable.
  • Deliver a stimulatingcurriculum through active and experiential learning .
  • Offer an exciting, immersive environment to engage children
  • Nurture children so that they are happy and secure with an individual sense of self worth.  Achievements will be celebrated and valued by all.
  • Create a positive, caring atmosphere which reflects our shared values and promotes a sense of community.  
  • Develop a community of confident, life-long learners and responsible citizens.
  • Promote challenge through high expectations of learning and behaviour.
  • Grow and change but remain true to our vision

We believe in the promotion of confidence and self-belief and embracing diversity. Our school is inclusive. We want all of our children to feel welcomed, accepted, happy and fulfilled. We recognise that all children are different and that these differences create opportunities for adults and children alike to learn more about themselves and to respect each other. 

If a child has a disability they will be treated no less favourably than other children. We will make reasonable adjustments to ensure that pupils with disabilities are not placed at a substantial disadvantage.  Accessibility arrangements are already in place in order to enable physical access to the school, the curriculum and to written information for all people.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that people with a disability are not treated differently without lawful justification. We will make reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils and we will know we have succeeded when disabled students are participating fully in school life.

The school has a policy for supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) which is available from the school office or the school website www.todwickps.co.uk.  Our aim is for all children to have access to all aspects of school life, as far as is reasonable and practicable.

 

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Todwick Primary School

Kiveton Lane, Todwick, Sheffield S26 1HJ

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