Education at St Michael’s Church of England First School is seen as a whole learning experience in a happy, inclusive and supportive environment where children develop their confidence and potential both as individuals and as part of a Christian community.
We recognise the importance of a ‘skills based curriculum’ and will try to ensure that, wherever possible, in policy and practice children are encouraged and challenged to develop skills that will help them to become successful adults.
The curriculum is broad and balanced with emphasis on the core subjects of Maths, English and Science. In addition the Governors recognise the importance of ICT in preparing children for adult life. The curriculum is planned, assessed and evaluated in terms of the whole child and includes aspects which develop the child academically, physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally.
Monitoring, assessment, evaluation and review are considered to be integral to the learning experience at school. It is important that pupils know their particular strengths and targets for development. Parents are kept informed of the progress that their children make in order that families can support their children and a culture of continual improvement can be created.
Through the Christian ethos of the school we teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, help them understand truth and fairness, and to understand right from wrong; thereby enabling children to have respect for themselves, each other, for the adults who help, support and guide them and for the environments in which they live and work.
St Michael’s is committed to equality of opportunity. We believe that all children should be given equal access to the curriculum and all differences should be valued and must not be barriers to achievement.