Statement of ethos and values

At St Peter’s Brafferton CE VA Primary School, we ‘live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10) and ensure all pupils have hope, confidence, wisdom and respect for all. Our core Christian values of ‘kindness’, ‘inclusivity’ and ‘community’ are the foundations on which we build. We welcome families from all faiths and cultural backgrounds and pride ourselves on our strong community ethos.

We believe that education is about the entire child, their well-being and enrichment, as well as their academic achievement. Our dedicated staff support our children and families to achieve well and reach their potential.

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.