Our Vision, Aims, Ethos and Values

Our Grange family, growing and learning together in appreciation of the world around us.

To achieve this vision

Our school will provide a happy, stimulating and caring environment where:

  1. Our Trust values are celebrated, shared and felt through strong loving relationships.
  2. High expectations of behaviour and self-control are promoted, so everyone feels respected, safe and valued when working in partnership to achieve our full potential.

Your children will:

  1. Access an appropriate and experiential curriculum which nurtures the whole child, their talents and life skills, encouraging a positive attitude to lifelong learning.

The school will aim to:

  1. Actively work together with families and the wider community for mutual benefit.
  2. Ensure resources and talents are effectively managed in order to continually improve the quality of education provided by our school.

Examples of our aims

  1. An environment where our Trust values are celebrated, shared and felt through strong loving relationships.
    • Our Trust values are promoted to encourage children to develop understanding and love for others.
    • Everyone’s God-given gifts that make them unique are recognised and nurtured.
    • A sense of awe and wonder in the world around us and an appreciation of beautiful things in whatever form they manifest themselves is fostered so that children develop the attitudes and skills they need to protect and improve the environment.
    • All members of the school community are encouraged to grow in tolerance and to value the views, morals, cultures and religious beliefs of others and to contribute to the development of a sense of identity and awareness of the world around them.
    • The value of children is promoted through:
    • Pupil voice which is heard and consulted through the School Council.
    • Pupil responsibly; peer mediation, buddies, office duties, librarians, prefects.
    • Pupil involvement in recruitment processes.
    • Pastoral provision which is delivered by our talented and dedicated Pastoral Team.
    • Environments that recognise the importance of individuals’ spiritual development.
    • Celebration assemblies and certificates rewarding those displaying the Trusts’ ‘Values for Life’ on a daily basis.
  2. An environment where high expectations of behaviour and self-control are promoted, so everyone feels respected, safe and valued.
  • Strong sense of the school community being a ‘family’.
  • Positive personal characteristics such as self-discipline and responsibility, initiative and self-motivation, confidence and independence, adaptability and perseverance are developed so that the children grow in self-esteem
  • Friendly, positive first impressions from staff and children.
  • Good systems of communication.
  • Polite, well-mannered children.
  • Approachable staff who work as a supportive team.
  • Well maintained, clean and tidy buildings, gardens and external environment.
  • Reflection areas in school, in the grounds and in classrooms providing space for developing the human spirit and inner-self.
  • Interactive, informative displays reflecting high quality work which may include artefacts.
  • Behaviour policy consistently implemented by all staff, which offers space for Christian values of forgiveness and a fresh start.
  • Circle time used to promote self-esteem.
  • Clear induction procedures for staff and pupils.
  • Specialist learning mentors supporting learning.
  • A safe school.
  1. Your child will have access to an appropriate and experiential curriculum which nurtures the whole child, their talents and life skills, encouraging a positive attitude to lifelong learning.
    • A strong creative focus on developing Literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills.
    • The Grange Curriculum enables children to become innovative and creative learners who achieve the highest possible academic, artistic and technical standards throughout all areas of the curriculum.
    • Personalised learning which recognises, develops and celebrates unique gifts and talents.
    • Well trained support staff and specialist provision to meet individual needs.
    • Opportunities to engage in activities that will develop personal spiritual capacities.
    • Support for parents to support lifelong learning.
    • Extended services – before school, lunch and after school provision.
    • Trips and visitors to enrich learning.

 

  1. The school aims to actively work together with families and the wider community for mutual benefit.

Home and School working together:

  • Good communication (weekly news, monthly newsletter, website, governor reports, handbook, curriculum information, formal and informal consultations, shared reading, parental handbooks, home/school agreement).
  • Open door policy.
  • Families feel supported and share in a genuine dialogue for the benefit of the children at the school.
  • Friends of Grange School (FOGS), both social and fund-raising events.
  • Special event days/week.
  • Parental participation in school activities.
  • Parents invited to weekly celebration assemblies and special assemblies.
  • Children’s Centre / Family Learning.
  • Pastoral Team work with the family to support the child.
  • A healthy lifestyle which recognises the importance of emotional wellbeing and a secure self-esteem is encouraged.

The school is involved in the wider community:

  • Links with local churches and Diocese.
  • Active member of Gloucester Schools Partnership.
  • Links with industries via STEM works.
  • Links with services (police, fire, library, shops).
  • Close and regular liaison with agencies (medical, child guidance, Social Services).
  • Visits (trips and singing locally etc.) and visitors (e.g. speakers for assembly and class, theatre groups etc.).
  • Partnerships with neighbouring schools (SGLT) and colleges (MFL, Transition and Transfer Procedures).

The school is involved in a wider national and international community:

  • Links with other schools in Great Britain and the Wider World.
  • Fund raising for local and world charities
  1. The school aims to actively work together with families and the wider community for mutual benefit.
  • Governors ensure that the four ‘Best Value’ principles are applied to all matters within our school where resource management and allocation are considered.
  • Governors are actively involved, including visiting and monitoring.
  • Performance management for all teachers and appraisals for all support staff.
  • Professional development for all
  • Whole school staff inset.
  • Good access and use of ICT.
  • Meetings – regular, relevant, recorded and circulated.
  • Roles, responsibilities and referrals of all staff understood by all.
  • Subject leaders understand their role and are given time and resources to develop their subject.
  • Systematic audits, termly tasks, evaluations of procedures and practices.
  • Attendance and lateness monitored and acted upon.
  • Health and Safety procedures followed with risk assessments.
  • TA skills are carefully designed and matched to provide targeted intervention.
  • The whole school community has a sense of pride in Grange Primary School.

Our Ethos and Values - Grange Primary School provides a happy, stimulating and caring environment in which children are encouraged to learn and to grow in appreciation of the world around them.  Children, parents, staff and governors are respected and valued and work in partnership to achieve their full potential.