Laying the foundations of lifelong learning
Vision and Values
Mission Statement and School Aims
Our Mission Statement:
We create engaging, curious and resilient learners by equipping them with the key characteristics of learning to enable them to embrace challenge and take risks. Through the strong culture of Growth Mindset and self-efficacy,
we develop the values, skills and attitudes needed to become aspirational lifelong learners.
What sort of learners do we want our pupils to be?
Highweek children are encouraged to be active learners by being inquisitive, motivated and resilient learners. The curriculum is tailored to the needs of all children and is aspirational, inspirational, challenging, enjoyable and enriching.
Teaching provides opportunities to learn the basic skills learners need to ensure they have a successful future. It individualises learning to address the needs of all learners. This year, the school is embarking on a new and exciting project working alongside the inspirational author and international renowned speaker James Nottingham.
Growth Mindset is all about changing children’s attitude to learning. It’s about changing the ‘I can’t do to I can do.’ It will develop children’s love of learning and a resilience essential for great progress and achievement.
What sort of qualities and values (personalities) do we want our pupils to develop?
Highweek children are taught to honest, respectful and considerate to all, able to take risks, use their initiative and be responsible for their learning. All pupils are happy, safe and secure with confidence, with a positive attitude and a thirst for learning. There is a sense of respect for and between all individuals regardless of race, religion, age and gender and for themselves. Pupils are well-behaved, kind and considerate towards others.
What sort of skills do we want to develop in them to prepare them for moving onto their next school?
Highweek children are encouraged to have the confidence to achieve their very best and to go on to succeed in their future lives.
To communicate effectively and to be socially and emotionally developed in order to cope with the ever changing world.
To understand the importance of being fit, healthy and keeping themselves safe so that they can make the right choices for life.
What sort of experiences would we like them to have had by the time they
leave us (11 before 11)?
We aim to expose all pupils to a wide range of experiences and opportunities to enhance their education and childhood and help them grow into well rounded successful confident individuals. These include visits to museums, galleries and theatres. Residentials that include camping and adventurous activities by the sea and on the moors. Forest schools, cookery, gardening, enterprise projects, performing arts activities are all some of the experiences that children will be involved in.
What kind of environment do we want for our children?
At Highweek we aim to provide a calm, inspiring, safe, supportive, enriching, challenging, dynamic, engaging learning environment. Teachers promote a learning environment that makes children feel safe to learn from their mistakes and to learn that hard work and effort make a difference.
We involve parents in all aspects of school life and which values and welcomes all stakeholders and the wider community in the education our pupils. Children feel listened to and are supported within a calm, safe and friendly environment.
We value the importance of high quality PE as having a positive effect on children’s confidence and development. We value and celebrate the successes and contributions of all learners through a range of different activities in the classroom and wider opportunities.
What will be all children’s achievement and progress?
At Highweek we develop the whole person-socially, academically, morally, emotionally, spiritually to reach full potential. We have high expectations of all learners. We strive for the best possible outcomes for all learners, Highweek is determined to do all it can to improve year on year and to be the best.