Aims & Ethos
The aim of Albury Primary School is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for learning, in which all members of our school community are able to develop a sense of self-worth, responsibility and fun, fulfilling their potential within a caring Christian community.
Our schools vision statement:
'Encourage one another and build each other up'
We have a new Christian based school vision statement! This has been compiled from the work undertaken with children, staff and wider school community and has been formulated across both schools with the support from Reverend Steve Bates, Reverence Amanda Duncan and Reverend Barbara Ebeling. the vision is built on words, phrases and comments from our school community and comes from Thessalonians 1 chapter 5 verse 11 and we felt that this truly encompassed how the schools encourage each other either by staff encouraging children, staff encouraging each other or children encouraging children. We felt it also reflected the word foundation that both staff and children wished to include. The full version says, 'Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as you are doing.' We shall be using a shortened version as our vision statement.
Our objective is to provide effective teaching and learning; achieving the highest standards through child-centred learning, efficient management and working as a whole-school team. Our objectives for teaching and learning are that all children will:
- Develop emotionally, socially, spiritually, physically and intellectually in accordance with their aptitude and ability
- Develop lively, imaginative and enquiring minds, the ability to question and discuss rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
- Be literate and numerate
- Develop personal moral values, respect for religious values, other cultures and ways of life
- Develop a concern for the environment and an understanding of the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
- Acquire understanding, knowledge and skills relevant to our rapidly changing society
- Appreciate their own and other people’s achievements and aspirations.
Collective Worship occurs daily in school and place emphasis on Christian beliefs and traditions, incorporating prayers, songs and stories with the active participation of the children. Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from all or part of collective worship but we trust you support our Christian ethos as you have chosen a Church of England school for your child and withdrawal will be unnecessary. If you do wish to withdraw your child, please discuss the matter with the headteacher. Alternative provision is made for children withdrawn.
Equal Opportunities – All staff and governors at Albury are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities in school, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We believe every child has the right to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum matched to their ability and needs. Any behaviour by an adult or child that does not reflect this statement is unacceptable.