We strive to provide our pupils with a safe, happy and purposeful environment in which they receive high quality education and a wealth of experiences. Our creative curriculum promotes high levels of curiosity and enthusiasm to nurture the individual child and a lifelong love of learning.
As a Church school we promote an ethos of both Christian and British values, which is reflected in the relationships and everyday life of our school.
At Stutton School we aim to develop children who are confident and happy by providing a safe and caring environment where learning is fun and an exciting experience.
- Encourage children to learn more about themselves and the world around them.
- Encourage children to respect religious and moral values including those that are different from their own.
- Encourage children to care for those around them and to learn to cooperate with each other.
Attitude to Learning
- Encourage children to develop lively and enquiring minds, to be able to discuss rationally and to approach their work with confidence.
- Help children gain the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary for a full life.
- Enable children to recognise and maximise their potential in all areas.
- Enable children to develop a lifelong love of learning.
The Scope of the Curriculum
- Take every opportunity, planned and spontaneous, to broaden children‘s horizons.
- Make the most of outdoor opportunities for learning both in the school grounds and the wider community.
- Offer a broad rich and exciting curriculum which goes beyond the National Curriculum and offers opportunities to engage in sport, drama, dance, music, school trips, learning a foreign language and promoting links with schools and communities from different cultures.
Expectations of pupils in respect of: standards, relationships, discipline
- Set high expectations and achievements for everyone.
- Encourage active listening between children and between children and adults.
- Ensure all relationships in the school are based on mutual respect.
- Expect considerate and respectful behaviour at all times.
Contributions to the school and wider community
- Encourage children to make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.
- Encourage children to enjoy the world around them and be able to respond to it with sensitivity and imagination.
- Enable children to be individuals and develop their own unique talents and interests.
- Celebrate success in all things and at every level.
Parental Involvement and participation
We welcome family and community members and encourage them to take an active part in the children‘s education through formal and informal exchanges, shared reading, parent helpers, homework, family and music assemblies and special events.
How does Stutton School promote British Values?
- Democracy: Pupil voice – the children have opportunities to contribute to the decision making in various ways. We have an active school council and children’s ideas and opinions are listened to and respected.
- Rule of Law: Children learn the importance of following rules in order to protect and keep us safe. These can be class or school rules, or discussions about the law of the land.
- Individual Liberty: Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through our E-Safety and PSHE lessons.
- Mutual Respect: Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviour has an effect on their own rights, as well as those of others. All members of the school community are encouraged to treat each other with respect.
- Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths and Beliefs: Cultural diversity at Stutton School is limited and therefore we take opportunities in assemblies and PSHE lessons to discuss this issue. In RE lessons children learn about different faiths and have visitors from different faiths in school when the opportunity arises. In the past, we have had a strong link with a primary school in Ghana. We hope to revive this link in the not too distant future.