There is no right or wrong way to learn, and what works for some children won’t necessarily work for others. At our school we have an envious staff to pupil ratio allowing us to treat every child as a true individual, adapting our teaching methods to meet their needs. Our modern society place great emphasis on targets and grades, which is sadly un-achievable for some children, however we believe every child is unique and all possess their own talents. Some will grow up to be Doctors, and Engineers, whilst others will become great Chefs. All very different but equally as important, as without one our modern society would cease to exist. We believe by focusing on the positives and nurturing our children they will discover their own talents, and with our support they will have the confidence to say ‘I CAN do that’.
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills: They inspect all services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. Ofsted’s role is to make sure that our school is providing appropriate, safe, and meaningful education of the highest standard for our children, this is done through; Inspecting, Regulating, and Reporting.
“The Methodist approach to education has always been about the development of the whole person – not just reading, writing and arithmetic. We believe that all human beings are made in the image of God and our schools have a strong commitment to creating an ethos in which every person is valued. They seek to fully address children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural needs.
Please note, due to being a small school, some of our results are not listed on the government performance tables.
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As a school, we focus on the whole child, not just academic scores. We have a large emphasis on encouraging extra curricular and out-of-school interests. We are very proud of our children for their achievements at Beavers, Cubs, Rainbows, Brownies, swimming and other sports clubs they are part of. We have regular assemblies to celebrate awards and progress of every child and at the end of each year we present trophies for House achievements, the head teachers award and the “Mrs Taylor Award for Citizenship”. Within school, we run a variety of clubs to expand on interests and try to accommodate as many talents as we can. Our school has also linked with the Rotary club and our Year 6 children have the fantastic opportunity to work towards a recognised award. Pupils are also given opportunities to engage with the local community through a variety of activities including bike-ability schemes, carol singing, attending the “Well-being” group and sharing their work, remembrance services.
As a school, we also strive to improve our performance in areas other than academia. We have been awarded Lancashire County Council Gold Behaviour Quality Mark, the Healthy School Status award, Eco-Schools award and the Basic Skills Agency Quality Mark.