School Mission Statement
The Governors and staff of Kilham Church of England Primary School aim to provide the highest possible quality of education. We aim to develop the whole child within a safe, caring, family atmosphere and with an emphasis on high expectations, personal achievement, and an enjoyment of life lived through Christian values of friendship, community, peace and trust.
Our school’s key values place “learning”, “caring” and “friendship" at the heart of our school. Our mission statement as a Church of England school and our aims (see above) also state the importance of Christian values of peace, forgiveness, trust and truth in our work with children and the school community. All school policies, as part of ongoing school improvement, are reviewed in the light of these Christian values with the aim of making them explicitly visible in the everyday life of the school.
We aspire to fulfil our mission statement by working towards the following aims:
1a. To provide a safe, challenging, yet supportive environment to stimulate, maintain and develop a lively enquiring mind.
1b. To encourage all pupils to reach their true potential and eventually become independent learners, who value learning with and from others, i.e. have a positive attitude to life-long learning.
2. To value application, perseverance, initiative, and independence of thought and action, as well as co-operative endeavours.
3a. To develop in pupils a sense of Christian moral values which can form a framework for a sense of own worth, and relationships with others, so that students become responsible members of society.
3b. To develop in pupils a positive attitude towards themselves and others with a strong sense of self-respect. Also to develop a sense of respect for other peoples' ideas, beliefs and property, irrespective of their gender, race, disability, academic achievement etc.
4. To appreciate human achievements, failures and aspirations.
5. To develop positive attitudes towards and concern for the environment.
6. In addition to minimum legal requirements, offer a broad-based curriculum in order to facilitate the acquisition of knowledge, promote enjoyment in learning, and to provide the knowledge/skills to equip students for work and leisure as active, confident and responsible members of a rapidly developing society.
7. To develop a school community which affords equal value to all its members, is seen to be just, and encourages mutual respect, concern for others, forgiveness and truthfulness.
8. To foster close relationships between the school, the pupils' homes, and the local community.
9. To foster a knowledge of the world as a ‘global’ community, with an understanding of new technologies.