The School Aims

School Ethos/Philosophy

  1. To maintain a happy, inclusive and caring learning environment in which every learner will feel  secure and valued as a person
  2. To provide a more democratic ethos in the school
  3. To give staff, learners and parents (when appropriate) opportunities to participate in school life
  4. To promote effective teamwork in school
  5. To enhance learners’ knowledge of national culture, history and geography appropriate to their age.
  6. To increase learners’ self-esteem through recognition and affirmation of the  individual’s worth and the promotion of self-confidence through achievement

School Climate

  1. To ensure that the physical environment of the school is secure, providing a safe and healthy environment for all users and is accessible to all
  2. To display learners’ work and other material in a stimulating way in order to promote learning and teaching
  3. To foster tolerance and mutual respect and to ensure that good behaviour is the accepted norm

Curriculum and Organisation

  1. To stimulate the development of every learner’s potential through a pedagogical approach that enhances an education that is holistic, inclusive and relevant for life, developing concepts, knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes specified in the official syllabuses that meet the demands of the National Curriculum.
  2. To follow and implement official directives with regard to time management, quality of planning, curricula and assessment
  3. To ensure continuity and progression in learning across the Year Groups in all areas of the curriculum
  4. To provide learners with a supportive school environment that encourages a healthy lifestyle throughout their school life and as lifelong learners
  5. To promote a healthy eating lifestyle

Leadership, Management and Administration

  1. To promote the aims and values of the college and the policies of the directorates
  2. To create a fertile ground towards a more efficient and effective school through professional leadership, efficient management and administration and sound evaluative structures for on-going review and renewal
  3. To plan, implement and evaluate the School Development Plan
  4. To maintain effective communication with all stakeholders
  5. To provide a vision and a clear direction for the school
  6. To evaluate and monitor teaching
  7. To promote collaborative decision making enabling members of staff to contribute towards the enhancement of school performance


  1. To ensure that the teaching staff has up-to-date knowledge of their area and the learning programmes
  2. To ensure that planning for teaching and learning is linked to the syllabus/official guidelines
  3. To motivate learners to learn by setting engaging tasks linked to the learning outcomes of the lessons delivered in all subjects taught at Primary Level
  4. To use a range of teaching strategies appropriate to the subject/development areas taught, in order to involve all learners actively
  5. To meet the needs of individual learners through effective teaching
  6. To implement the thematic approach and provide opportunities for extended learning
  7. To implement formative assessment
  8. To promote and enhance oracy

Achievement and Learning

  1. To provide for learners with different learning abilities and aptitudes so as to raise and maintain attainment in subjects across the curriculum, ensuring that each learner reaches the highest academic achievement of which he/she is capable
  2. To promote success in and beyond school
  3. To promote autonomous learning
  4. To improve the literacy skills of all learners in Years 1 and 2

Professional Development

  1. To ensure that the teaching staff is kept abreast of pedagogical developments
  2. To give every teacher the opportunity to share teaching ideas and good practice with her colleagues in school and within the college

Resources for Learning

  1. To ensure optimal use of a wide range of appropriate and multi-sensory resources, including ICT, so as to enhance learning and teaching across the curriculum
  2. To make effective use of the school finances, distributing resources widely to support learning and teaching

Links with Parents and Agencies Outside School

  1. To provide communication between the school and home
  2. To involve parents in their children’s learning, encouraging them to participate actively in the life of the school
  3. To establish a good relationship with the School Council and to liaise with other schools in the college, the local council, the parish, and other organisations so as to develop a sense of community

Assessment and Evaluation

  1. To establish assessment for learning (AfL) procedures and practices
  2. To reflect on school practices and evaluate school performance
  3. To evaluate the teaching/learning process for school improvement