- is distinctive and demanding,
- helps them enjoy life and participate in what the world has to offer them, and
- opens up opportunities for further learning, personal growth, and work.
At Judith Kerr Primary School we believe one way to achieve this is through language.
Judith Kerr Primary School helps all pupils to enjoy their primary school years in a safe, caring environment, and to achieve their academic potential. Our vision is that Judith Kerr Primary School will blend three vital strands of a child’s early education:
1. Academic excellence – superb teaching, great opportunities
We want our school to be consistently well ranked by Ofsted and to be recognised for offering a superb academic start in life. We are demanding, setting high standards for our pupils and staff. Our curriculum stimulates academic achievement across the board. Teachers are encouraged to be flexible and innovative within the curriculum framework, working together to blend their different teaching experiences, and receive the training and management to be outstanding.
We have built close partnerships with parents to help them support their children. We encourage gifted pupils to develop their talents and make sure that no one falls behind. All our pupils will have the opportunity to transfer to the secondary school that best caters for their needs and abilities.
2. Community engagement – personal responsibility through understanding
Our pupils will acquire a strong sense of their place in society. Classes are small and tight-knit, where teachers know every child as an individual and nurture him or her through their school career. Pupils know and support each other too. Activities shared with families and community support our languages and give children a rich, enjoyable experience. With two forms of entry, our school has the flexibility to cater for all needs and provide excellent material and teaching resources. The school community looks outwards and is socially active. We have active links with parents, other schools, businesses, cultural organisations, and public institutions to provide the widest possible experience and range of opportunities for our children.
3. Personal development – citizens of the world
Our children will leave school as superb communicators, with the confidence to express themselves wherever they are.
We want our children to be responsible citizens with well-informed, bold, enquiring and creative minds. Every pupil inhabits a many-layered historical, cultural, and personal world. Connections between these personal experiences define nations, societies, and communities. We aim to help our pupils, whatever their cultural or ethnic backgrounds, become self-aware and culturally sensitive throughout their lives as they encounter the cultures of the world.
Children are treated with and expected to show respect, moral understanding, tolerance, teamwork, self-discipline, and self-belief.
Our vision is for children at Judith Kerr Primary School to live and learn two or more cultures, preparing them to become socially active and open-minded citizens.