About Us

As a church school, our vision is for each child to have a love of learning, hope, confidence, wisdom and respect for all.

St Peter’s is a warm, caring and inclusive school where everyone feels valued and can grow in confidence and faith. In this supportive community, children are encouraged to develop enquiring minds, a lifelong love of learning and a respect for other people and cultures. We are led by our core Christian Values of Community, Compassion, Truth, Trust, Friendship and Endurance in everything we do, learn and say.

Life in all its fullness John 10:10

We reflect our vision and values through our principles for teaching and learning which provide our aims for all children at St Peter’s.

Our principles for learning at St Peter’s Brafferton:

  • Every child succeeds: we provide an inclusive education within a culture of support and high expectations; make every child feel valued and secure, raise aspirations and achievement; involve parents
  • Build upon what learners know: Structure and pace teaching so that pupils know what is to be learnt and how, set clear learning goals, make each learning experience count.
  • Make learning vivid and real: Develop understanding through enquiry, creativity, use of new technologies, and thinking skills; make learning relevant and purposeful.
  • Make learning enjoyable and challenging experience: Stimulate learning through ensuring teaching techniques and strategies respond to the needs of pupils, make creative use of learning opportunities appropriate to the material to be learned.
  • Enrich the learning experience: create an effective environment for learning, infuse learning skills across a broad curriculum, use a variety of learning experiences and the environment, foster curiosity, creativity and imagination.
  • Promote assessment for learning: Make children active partners in their learning, share learning intentions, use success criteria, encourage reflection and evaluation and use effective feedback strategies which identifies next steps in learning for improvement.
  • Develop learning skills and personal qualities: Develop confidence, self-discipline and an understanding of the learning process; create effective, enthusiastic and independent learners.