|SASF MISSION STATEMENT|
‘To be a community where everyone is valued as a unique individual created in the image of God and given equal opportunities to flourish. We foster a rich, nurturing environment that enables us all to achieve a successful future; positively impacting our ever-changing global community we serve.
Through our love of learning and promotion of oracy, we instil, in all our children, our S.A.S.F. life skills, which are deeply rooted within our Christian values.
Therefore, [we] can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.’
We could summarise our vision with a phrase such as:
‘Securing Achievement for a Successful Future’
We aim to provide the foundation on which children can grow, enabling them to move on to the next stage of their lives, confident in the words of St. Paul:
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)
Respect is an important value to us because it helps us think about what is holy and sacred. It is related to awe and reverence. We learnt about respecting each other, God's world and all the plants and creatures he created.
‘And as you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.’ (Luke 6:31)
The second commandment is this ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. ’There is no commandment greater than these.’ (Mark 12:31)
Keeping on trying even though it may be difficult to succeed, a type of resilience‘Be strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.’ (Colossians 1:11-12)
A deep awareness and sympathy for another's suffering‘When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.’ (Mark 6:34)
Attitude of trust in someone you can rely on which mirrors the commitment that God has for his people.‘For we live by faith, not by sight.’ (2Corinthians 5:7)
Thankfulness has always been at the centre of the life and worship of Christians.
‘Songs of thankfulness and praise…’ are at the heart of Christian worship.‘In all things, give thanks.’ (Thessalonians 5:18)
|Reverence, Peace, Democracy, Wisdom, Rule of Law, Humility, Creation, Individual Liberty, Service, Justice, Mutual Respect, Friendship, Tolerance of Others, Trust, Koinonia, Hope, Forgiveness|
|The vision of the curriculum at SASF school: to provide excellent learning and teaching in all areas of the curriculum|
|The curriculum is relevant to, and informed by, the children and helps build their cultural capital||Key knowledge, concepts and skills are mapped out and planned into schemas for learning|
Taught knowledge and skills are revisited, rehearsed, recapped on and so goes into children’s long-term memory making it accessible later on
Vocabulary is taught explicitly to make learning accessible
High standards of oracy are achieved; children speak in full sentences in Standard English confidently
Children are be able to make links between their learning across the years and across the different units of work
|Lessons feature: shared purpose, vocabulary, modelling, questioning, independence, assessment of learning|
Lessons feature: recapping, revising and retrieval practice to embed knowledge/skills (Substantive & Disciplinary Knowledge)
|There is challenge for all and support where necessary||Teaching staff make continuous formative assessment that drives planning; verbal and written feedback is given||The development of oracy is capitalised upon||There is robust moderation of assessments and judgements|
|Our provision is informed by educational research into effective teaching practices, cognition, learning and how knowledge and understanding develops.|
|Teaching is based on clear understanding of cognition and learning||Teachers have a deep knowledge of the subjects they teach||Teachers monitor learning and provide feedback – ideally verbally||The classroom climate created by teachers inspires and motivates all pupils||Pupil’s groupings are flexible and not driven by perceived ability or prior attainment||Developing a strong partnership with parents and carers that influence learning at home and school|
CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION AND ORGANISATION
Communication and Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Educational Visits and Visitors
Learning Outside the Classroom
Responding to Events in the News
Project Based Learning (PBL)
We teach some subjects discretely, but where possible will link learning together so that children’s understanding is developed meeting learning in different contexts.