Grestone Academy






Our Key Aims

Provide children with the skills and understanding to make healthy food choices and offer healthy and nutritious food and drink across the school day.

Provide a range of activities for children to be physically healthy.

Promote positive emotional health and well-being to help children understand and express their feelings.

Create an environment in which bullying and prejudice are not tolerated.

Work with parents, local residents and other organisations to make the school environment a safer one.

Ensure that school takes all appropriate action in safeguarding children and that all adults are aware of child protection legislation and procedures.

Establish practices in accordance with the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Institute a rolling programme of repairs and refurbishment to improve the physical environment.

Foster an ethos in which children develop a respect and understanding of all faiths through living within a caring, committed and loving community.

Establish an inclusive school where all children and adults are given equality of opportunity and treated fairly.

Give responsibility to children and develop their self-confidence by contributing to the community.

Promote good behaviour and create an environment where children can enjoy growing up.

Support and encourage positive attitudes to learning.

Help children appreciate their own achievements.

Provide a broad and rich curriculum, presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner.

Provide teaching and learning of the highest quality.

Maximise opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.

Help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to argue rationally and apply themselves to tasks.

Encourage children to use language, numbers and technology effectively.

Make connections between subjects and applying basic (or key) skills across the curriculum.

Provide a curriculum that encourages children the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes to make informed decisions about their lives.

Treat all children as individuals and differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual needs.

Involve parents in children’s learning and encourage them to develop an active role in school life.

Encourage children to attend school regularly and arrive punctually so that they can maximize their progress.

Help children develop appropriate learning skills.

Have high teacher/pupil expectations and standards.

Deploy resources effectively and undertake appropriate staff development.