Recognising its historic foundation, the school will maintain its religions character in accordance with Christian principles and in partnership with the Church of England at parish and diocesan level. The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian values and practice. It also encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
Longnor CE Primary School is proud of its strong and distinctive ethos which promotes the core Christian values of trust, consideration for others, respect, care, forgiveness, thankfulness and resilience. Children feel valued for who they are which builds confidence. Trust is placed in the children to develop their own learning and social skills. Consideration for other people and the world around them is demonstrated through the achievement of our green eco-flag status. Children have a sense of awe and wonder at creation. They appreciate it through forest school, celebrate the changing of the seasons and their link to Christian festivals. These values underpin all that we teach and what we strive to foster in the children.
Longnor CE Primary School Curriculum Intent
At Longnor CE Primary School the curriculum is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop confidence, interpersonal skills, resilience, independence and become creative, critical thinkers.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and foster care, consideration and respect for ourselves, others and belongings. We encourage an understanding for the meaning and significance of faith. Children feel valued for who they are which builds confidence. Trust is placed in the children to develop their own learning and social skills. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. Learning in the outdoors is central to our ethos and the children are encouraged to develop holistically through taking managed risks and pushing themselves beyond comfort zones. Close links within the local area means that the school is central to the community it is serving.
Through exciting themes and a stimulating environment we promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to develop responsibility for learning and future success.
Children leave Longnor CE Primary School with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, try new experiences, self-evaluate and make connections. They go on to become independent and responsible members of the community, with a lifelong love of learning.