At Charlton School we aim to:
· provide a happy, calm yet stimulating atmosphere that promotes effective learning and successful teaching.
· provide a broad and relevant curriculum incorporating the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum.
· plan in a way that recognizes each child as an individual with his/her own needs, talents and abilities.
· have consistent expectations for all children across the school.
· create an atmosphere where children can develop enquiring and lively minds, and where each child is valued and respected.
· work closely with parents, other schools, playgroups and the local community.
By the time children transfer to secondary school we would expect them to be confident learners and to be able to:
· listen carefully and speak clearly and politely
· read fluently with understanding and pleasure.
· write neatly, with good standards of spelling, punctuation and grammar.
· use Scientific and Mathematical skills to observe and make sense of the world around them.
· work independently or as a member of a team to search out and interpret information and solve problems.
· express their feelings in Art, Movement and Drama.
· take part confidently, to the best of their ability, in physical activities including PE, Swimming and Games.
· use Geographical and Historical skills and show an understanding of people from other times and places.
· understand the need for rules and personal responsibilities and the importance of religious beliefs to many people.
· demonstrate a caring attitude to their own surroundings and environment and take a pride in themselves and their school.
SAFEGUARDING AT CHARLTON
Charlton staff and the Governing body recognise their responsibility for Safeguarding and Child Protection. Our day to day practices and procedures consider the health, safety and well-being of our pupils as paramount. Staff in Charlton Primary school follow the Oxfordshire Safeguarding Children Board Procedures in all cases of abuse, or suspected abuse, (these can be found at http://www.oscb.org.uk). Please go to the policies tab on the front page of the web-site to read the Safeguarding policy.