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School Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

Vision

Our whole school community strives,

through God's love and guidance, to

provide a safe and stimulating

environment in which all are

Inspired, Aim High, Achieve and Shine!

School Aims

All children have a right to receive a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences into account. Work at Ormskirk Church of England Primary School is planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Christian Ethos

Ormskirk Church of England Primary School provides the children with a learning environment that reflects the Christian Ethos of the School. It encourages the children to:

  • admire the wonders of God’s world together.
  • inspire a love of lifelong learning in everybody.
  • make a welcoming, meaningful and exciting place for everybody.
  • share and care for everybody in it.

Additional Considerations

Ormskirk Church of England Primary School also:

  • caters for the needs of individual children, from all ethnic and social groups, including the most able and those who are experiencing learning difficulties.
  • facilitates children's acquisition of knowledge, skills and qualities which will help them to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, physically and morally, so that they may become independent, responsible, confident and considerate members of the community.
  • creates and maintains an exciting and stimulating learning environment.
  • ensures that each child's education has continuity and progression.
  • ensures that there is a match between the individual child and the tasks they are asked to perform.
  • provides a broad, balanced, dynamic and challenging curriculum.
  • recognises the crucial role which parents play in their child’s education and make every effort to encourage parental involvement in the educational process.
  • treats children in a dignified and respectful manner.

The curriculum at Ormskirk Church of England Primary School aims for all children to:

  • be happy, cheerful and well balanced.
  • be adaptable.
  • solve problems in a variety of situations.
  • work independently and as members of a team.
  • develop the ability to make reasoned judgements and choices, based on interpretation and evaluation of relevant information from a variety of sources.
  • be enthusiastic and eager to put their best into all activities.
  • begin acquiring a set of moral values, such as honesty, sincerity, personal responsibility, on which to base their own behaviour.
  • be expected to behave in a dignified and acceptable way and learn to become responsible for their actions.
  • care for and take pride in their school.
  • develop tolerance, respect and appreciation of the feelings and capabilities of others in an unbiased way.
  • develop non-sexist, non-racist and non-stereotyped attitudes.
  • know how to think and solve problems mathematically in a variety of situations using concepts of number, algebra, measurement, shape and space, and handling data.
  • be able to communicate well, listen and read for a variety of purposes and be able to convey their meaning accurately and appropriately through speech and writing for a variety of purposes.
  • develop an enquiring mind and scientific approach to problems.
  • have an opportunity to solve problems using technological skills.
  • be capable of communicating their knowledge and feelings through various art forms including art, music, drama and be acquiring appropriate techniques which will enable them to develop their inventiveness and creativity.
  • know about geographical, historical and social aspects of the local environment and national heritage and be aware of other times and places and recognise links among family, local, national and international events.
  • have knowledge of the beliefs of the major world religions.
  • develop physical co-ordination and confidence in and through movement, PE, swimming and games.
  • know how to apply the basic principles of health, hygiene and safety.
  • understand and appreciate issues relating to an understanding of the issues involved in ensuring social cohesion.