Learning Every Minute of Every Day

Giving all learners the tools and inspiration to make their own life choices and decisions for their future.

At the heart of our work is a commitment to:

High quality learning

Teaching in the 21st century should embrace not only the transmission of knowledge, but also learning how to learn.

Family Learning

When the gap between (learning within the family and learning in school) is bridged it can have a dramatic effect on pupils’ motivation and consequent performance.

Aims, Values and Ethos

At Abbey Mead, we aim to provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment where all pupils can attain their full potential.

In order to do this, our 3 main aims are crucial drivers in what we do. These are:

  1. To nurture in our children a passion and love of learning
  2. To drive social mobility and provide children with opportunities to excel and aspire
  3. To instil in our children a strength of character and language which will serve them for life

These aims will be accomplished in the following ways:

  • Children will receive the highest quality of learning and teaching.
  • Children will be provided with a learning atmosphere in which they can fully develop their academic and social skills.
  • Children will demonstrate consistently high standards of behaviour.
  • All children will have access to a carefully planned, exciting, relevant and connected curriculum, which promotes a positive attitude to learning.
  • All staff set very high expectations for all children in order to raise levels of achievement and attainment.
    The needs of all children, including those who are gifted and talented or those with special educational needs are met through the school curriculum.
  • All children are encouraged to develop as individual thinkers and learners, taking responsibility for their own learning.
  • The school’s curriculum provides for the physical, social and moral development of every child.
  • Children will be encouraged to show the good values of courtesy, sensitivity and tolerance as appropriate in a multi-racial community. The school will not tolerate any discrimination or inequality of opportunity.
  • We employ our resources, both human and material as effectively as possible.
  • We are at the ‘cutting edge’ of teacher training and CPD.
  • We develop effective partnerships with parents and use the school as a community resource.

We expect that this will enable the children of Abbey to become:

  • Literate and numerate, achieving their maximum potential and giving them a range of life choices.
  • Happy, contented and at ease with themselves and others.
  • Confident, independent and inspired to learn.
  • Responsible for and engaged in their own learning.
  • Valued and valuable members of the community.
  • Respectful of themselves, others and the environment.
  • Able to confidently articulate their thoughts, learning and opinions.
  • Able to communicate their needs, wants and choices.