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CofE Primary School Securing Achievement for a Successful Future

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‘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 necessaryTeaching staff make continuous formative assessment that drives planning; verbal and written  feedback is given The development of oracy is capitalised uponThere 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 learningTeachers have a deep knowledge of the subjects they teachTeachers monitor learning and provide feedback – ideally verballyThe classroom climate created by teachers inspires and motivates all pupilsPupil’s groupings are flexible and not driven by perceived ability or prior attainmentDeveloping a strong partnership with parents and carers that influence learning at home and school

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.......Building knowledge

Children will be able to talk confidently about their learning in all subjects and the work in their books, video and recorded material, displays around the school, class assemblies and evidence in lessons will show a lifelong love of learning and engagement across the curriculum.

Our learners will talk about their knowledge via diverse prototypes and schema in a systematic and/or thematical manner.

They will demonstrate a good knowledge of global issues and will speak positively about the multicultural world in which they live. Celebration of diversity and encouragement of respect will be evident in their work and daily interactions.

We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next phase of their education, in Britain and the world. Complimented by broad and varied opportunities to develop cultural capital to compliment and challenge their current backgrounds and cultures.


......Working with purpose

Children are resilient, they don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills (specifically oracy) to do this. This is seen by how all children, regardless of their starting points, approach challenges every day. Speak with passion and confidence when communicating with others. This could be on the playground, in a game or disagreement, or in class in a complex learning challenge.

They will take pride in all that they do, always striving to do their best. They will demonstrate emotional resilience and the ability to persevere when they encounter challenge. They will develop a sense of self-awareness and become confident in their own abilities. They will be kind, respectful and honest, demonstrate inclusive attitudes and have a sense of their role in our wider society.


......Aiming for success

Our children’s progress and achievement in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their age related expectations when we consider the varied starting points of children.

They will have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and will listen respectfully and with tolerance to the views of others.


……Living our values

Our learners will have a clear understanding of our school values of Endurance, Compassion, Thankfulness, Love, Faith and Respect. The children will demonstrate these characteristics that prepares them for living in the community demonstrating tolerance and equality. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day in all learners on the playground, in the corridor, and in the many roles we give them. The impact of this is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our school community.

Our children will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others.

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