St. Barnabas C. of E. Primary School - Aims ‘Learning Today for a Better Tomorrow’ All children will reach their full potential by: Developing the knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes to enable them to access future learning opportunities and lead a full life Developing effective communication skills Developing their own spirituality while respecting and learning about others’ faith and culture Being able to work and play responsibly, independently, cooperatively and creatively Acting justly, valuing and caring for others and understand how others can support them Being happy and confident Being encouraged to adopt a healthy, active lifestyle Having an understanding of their own strengths and weaknesses and use these to aspire to greater achievement in life In order to achieve these aims for our pupils- Teaching staff will: Help children to develop a range of learning styles (Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic) Ensure that all learners are engaged by providing fun, interactive lessons Provide a welcoming environment with clearly labelled, accessible resources and displays which promote learning Plan to meet the needs of different learners Use assessment for learning, including effective questioning and target setting to ensure that pupils make good progress Help children to explore and use the links between different areas of learning The school will, in partnership with parents and the wider community: Expect high standards from all pupils whatever their ability or background. Offer a wide range of experiences and challenges, both in and outside the classroom, to enable the pupils to become independent, enthusiastic learners. Implement clear, consistent, positive behaviour policies which encourage self-discipline and respect for others. Provide opportunities to learn about cultures, discuss values and reflect on spiritual issues. Celebrate success and give opportunities to reflect on learning. Offer opportunities to be creative within a wide, relevant and well resourced curriculum. Provide a safe, secure environment where children are given opportunities to work and play collaboratively and independently. Be a community where all are valued, listened to and helped to develop their communication skills Provide opportunities for pupils to engage in high quality PE and sports activities Provide information and encourage learners to make healthy choices.