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Our aim is to provide:
‘Exciting and Challenging Learning for All’
We aim to be a school where:
- Every child matters and reaches their full potential in all social and academic areas.
- Every child has the right to learn and achieve well in a creative, effective and excellent environment.
Creativity is an important part of our ethos. At Stoke Mandeville we believe we must tackle each action with creativity, always asking the questions when making a decision ‘Is it creative? Is it exciting? Are we making the most of the potential in this situation? What are the further possibilities?’
We are aiming to build on and extend our provision for outstanding progress for children in English and Mathematics in addition to excellence in sports and arts.
- Aiming for high quality teaching and learning, both in skills and subject knowledge across the whole curriculum
- Developing our provision for children of all abilities
- Furthering Communication and Links with the Community
Children atStokeMandevilleCombinedSchoolare encouraged to show consideration, care and respect for others at all times and to take care of their school and environment. Everyone, staff and children alike, is encouraged to treat others in a positive way and to give praise and encouragement where it is due. Our Behaviour Policy outlines the core school rules to be observed in the interests of the children’s safety and happiness. They are as follows:
- Follow instructions.
- Respect people and property
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself
These are backed up by rewards and consequences which are known by all staff and children.
Rights and Responsibilities
We believe that children have three basic rights at our school:
- the right to learn
- the right to respect; of themselves, their ideas and their belongings
- the right to feel safe
Children at Stoke Mandeville Combined School are encouraged to show consideration, care and respect for others at all times and to take care of their school and environment. Everyone, staff and children alike, is encouraged to treat others in a positive way and to give praise and encouragement where it is due.
Genuine responsibilities mean real opportunities for children to be involved in decisions that encourage independence of thought. The School Council includes representatives from each class and meets regularly to discuss important aspects of school life as perceived by the children. All children participate in citizenship work within our school, in part by contributing towards the work of the Council and as members of our House system.
In a positive and open school such as ours, incidents of bullying may still occur from time to time. Our school will not tolerate bullying and we have procedures to deal with such problems as and when they occur. Likewise, racist behaviour of any kind is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
We encourage children to talk to a member of staff or a friend if they have a worry, concern or problem. Good communication with parents is particularly important and we ask you to let us know immediately if your child is experiencing any difficulty or worry however small it may seem.
In addition, although each child is the primary responsibility of their class teacher, all staff share the role of carer. We work hard so that children see teachers and helpers in the school as people who can understand their problems and provide help where possible.