Our Values and Ethos
At Hermitage Primary School we believe in developing the whole child to reach their potential through a wide range of learning opportunities. Our curriculum is delivered through everything we do from opening doors for each other to classroom activities and lunchtime and after school opportunities. Through our curriculum we endeavour to ensure pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, taking with them a life-long love of learning.
At Hermitage Primary School we are fully committed to providing a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum for all our children including the high needs children who are part of Resource Provision. Through our curriculum, we aim to encourage and develop inquisitive thinkers and learners who are engaged in the curriculum via exciting and stimulating opportunities. We treat each other with respect and through all that we do, we encourage the children to respect themselves, others and the environment including the school, the community and wider global environment.
The aims of our curriculum apply to all learners including those within our SEN Resource Provision:
- To enable all children to learn and develop their knowledge and skills to their highest potential;
- To promote a positive attitude towards learning so that children develop a life-long love of learning;
- For all pupils to learn the fundamentals of reading, writing, maths and information communication technology so that they can access all learning opportunities;
- For all pupils to develop social skills and be effective communicators so that they can listen well and share their own ideas and thoughts confidently and coherently;
- To ensure pupils know about healthy life choices and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to make the right choices appropriate to their age;
- To provide opportunities for pupils to be physically active every day; to learn about the importance of both mental and physical fitness and the impact it has on future health and well-being;
- To provide a range of opportunities to be creative and independent thinkers and learners;
- To teach children about the world at a local level through their community as well as a wider understanding of global issues so that they develop as positive citizens
- To promote the value and contributions made by all so that our children develop a true sense of respect, tolerance and understanding of others and are committed to equal opportunities for all;
- To help children to understand Britain’s cultural heritage and values so that they appreciate the importance of democracy, tolerance and respect, personal liberty and the Rule of Law and are well prepared for life in modern Britain;
- To teach children to have an awareness their own spiritual/moral development, an understanding of right from wrong and the importance of truth and fairness.