Welcome to Cleadon Church of England Academy
We deliver a well – researched curriculum with experienced staff trained to a high level. In addition to gaining language, mathematical, scientific and technological skills, your child will build confidence, develop self– reliance, learn to make decisions and develop the ability to articulate feelings and ideas. We also attach great importance to the development of the children’s social skills and seek to enable them to build relationships with other children and adults and be sensitive to the feelings and needs of others.
One thing you may be sure of, your child will never fail. The staff are highly skilled in assessing each pupil’s individual level of development and then supporting them in moving, at their own pace, towards their full potential. We work hard to ensure that all children feel good about themselves, and acquire a high level of self-esteem. If you feel successful you will be successful.
We feel that your involvement in this process is essential and we will provide frequent opportunities to keep you informed about the ways in which we are working with your child. We are keen to have parental involvement at all levels and if you have any time to spare to come into school and work with us, you will be made very welcome.
Childhood, we would all agree, is a very special time and no one gets a second chance at it. You can count on us to do our very best to make it as joyous and productive as possible for your child.
Mrs. J. Gray
We aim to provide a happy, supportive community school, which promotes excellence, enabling all members to experience achievement and success within a caring Christian environment.
Guided by our caring Christian ethos, we all work together to equip everyone with the skills, attitude, creativity and motivation to become happy successful lifelong learners and respectful global citizens.
The school aims to preserve and develop it’s religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at Parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Governors’ Statement of Curriculum Aims
The principles behind the curriculum are:
· All children must be afforded equal opportunities and not be discriminated against on the grounds of colour, class, race, gender, religion or disability.
· Personal development is a life long learning process.
.The provision of education is a partnership between school, parents, parish and the wider community, each having contributions to make to the development of the other.
Children will learn in a mutually respectful, happy learning environment, based on patience, fairness, consistency and understanding.
We would hope to engender in our pupils:
· A desire to do their best for others and themselves.
· A respect for others’ values, beliefs, aspirations and property.
· The confidence and self-respect to exhibit positive behavior both in and out of school.
We will use our professional expertise to promote and maintain an effective and respectful partnership within the school community. This will be based on high expectations, honesty and trust, courtesy, consistency and fairness. Click here to go to our Values page.
The School Aims
The school aims to meet the personal, academic, spiritual, moral and cultural needs of every child through a broad, balanced, practical curriculum, to which each child is given equal opportunity within the context of a stimulating and exciting environment.
The school aspires to:-
· A friendly, happy secure and stable environment.
· High standards in academic achievement.
· High expectations of behavior with the emphasis on positive reinforcement of good work, effort and behavior.
· A high degree of collaborative work amongst the staff to ensure the aims of the school are met.
· A high standard of display work.
· Parental involvement in a wide variety of ways within and outside the classroom.
· To create a positive interaction between home, school and the parish.
To achieve this the school aims to help pupils:-
· Attain a high standard of achievement, satisfaction and enjoyment in all areas of the curriculum.
· Grow in self-confidence, have a sense of personal worth and to be able to adapt to the changing world in which they live.
· Mix with their peers and adults, to communicate feelings and share experiences, building a better understanding and mutual respect for each other.
· Apply themselves to tasks individually and as a contributing member of co-operative groups.
· Develop a set of moral values, understand the world in which they live and respect the views of others, tolerating different opinions and beliefs whether racial, religious or political.
· Develop lively, inquiring minds with the ability to communicate their findings.
· Be aware of and take an interest in the beauty and wonder of the world around them and recognise the need for conservation.
· To become responsible citizens of both the school and the wider community.