Our Values, Our Aims
Our Mission Statement:
“Inspiring learning; nurturing minds; achieving for life.”
Our Core Values:
Curiosity, teamwork, fairness and resilience.
At Rode Heath Primary School our core purpose is defined in our mission statement of ‘Inspiring learning, nurturing minds and achieving for life. In order to deliver on our mission statement our curriculum is underpinned by the school’s four core values of curiosity, teamwork, fairness and resilience. RHPS prides itself on the board, balanced, creative, relevant and continually evolving curriculum it provides for every child. Our bespoke curriculum builds on the statutory national curriculum; exciting children about the world around them, challenging them to achieve their potential by introducing pupils to the best of what has been thought and said, engendering an appreciation of human creativity and achievement, whilst preparing them for the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities of later life.
Pupils’ work in science, design technology and computing allows them to achieve very high standards, which go beyond the requirements of the national curriculum. Ofsted May 2017
The curriculum at RHPS is delivered through a dynamic, structured, interconnected approach, however pupils know that they are being taught knowledge, skills and vocabulary from a specific subject. The school’s three curriculum drivers are then the starting point for class teachers to plan their topic and decide how they teach and aim to meet the needs of all learners in their class. The year group teaching teams ensure that all children make progress drawing on the support of the SENCO and outside agencies as required.
The school places great value on nurturing and developing pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and this is a strength of the school. SMSC and fundamental British values are an integral part of school life and as a result, pupils gain the knowledge and cultural capital to succeed in life.
Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and well-being are outstanding because of the efforts that leaders take to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
Ofsted May 2017
Through the teaching of PSHE we also provide children with the skills to understand themselves and their feelings, to handle social situations and identify risk and dangers.
When children leave our school at the end of Year Six they are ready to progress on to high school. They will be equipped with the full range of knowledge, skills and vocabulary that enables them to become lifelong learners that enjoy their learning and who can work through challenges.
Pupils are well prepared for the next stages in their education because of the standards they achieve and the excellent personal and social development they receive. Pupils’ awareness of diversity, equality and British Values are notable outcomes that contribute to their preparation for life in modern Britain. More importantly, pupils are happy at this caring and supportive school.
Ofsted May 2017
These four animals represent our core values that we promote throughout our school and in all our learning.
Below is a picture our the display in our entrance hall that we walk by everyday and greets all visitors to our school.