Prae Wood Primary School

Prae Wood Primary School

Everyone Valued, Everyone Learning

Our school ethos, culture and curriculum drivers

Our school ethos:

Everyone Valued, Everyone Learning

Our culture:

Be Healthy, Be Active, Be Mentally Strong

Our curriculum drivers:

At Prae Wood Primary School, equality means everyone is valued regardless of individual differences, personal circumstances and need. Our lessons are inclusive and resources & support are available for all, although these differ on an individual or group basis.  In order to achieve equality, it is essential to implement equity by recognising that all children have different starting points, individual learning & development needs and progress at different rates.

Therefore, we provide equal opportunities for all, by removing barriers to meet every child’s needs.  We tailor our curriculum through careful planning and differentiation to ensure that all children are provided with meaningful learning experiences.   

  

At Prae Wood Primary School, our curriculum is designed to ensure it is relevant to our children and therefore engages & inspires them to become lifelong learners.  We aim to broaden our children’s learning with extracurricular activities, educational visits & trips and other enrichment experiences (e.g. immersion activities to introduce new topics).  Our curriculum builds on children's prior knowledge, making relevant connections and promoting active learning.  Opportunities are provided for children to take risks & make mistakes and encourage them to learn from what went wrong, supporting them to develop their ability to cope with failure as well as success.  Through our curriculum, children at Prae Wood have a desire to know more and are brave enough to ask the questions that matter.  We value diversity and celebrate differences by encouraging children to be interested in other people and places. 

At Prae Wood Primary School, children’s personal and social responsibility is developed through understanding their part in the whole school and wider community. We believe it is essential that children are self-aware (understanding their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, feelings etc), socially aware (being respectful of other people’s feelings, beliefs and perspectives) and confident (finding their own voice).  Through opportunities to work with others, the importance of collaboration and team spirit is promoted in order for children to learn to be tolerant of everyone.  We develop independent learning and resilience so that children have high aspirations for themselves and ‘dream big’.  Children are encouraged to embrace all available opportunities, even those which make them feel a little uncomfortable, and challenge themselves to be the best that they can be.