School Ethos & Mission Statement
St Hilda's is a small rural Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) School with dedicated staff and very good facilities. This puts the school in an excellent position to provide the children in our care with an education which can enable them to achieve their potential.
We aim to provide a rich and balanced curriculum which takes into account the individual needs of the children and which furthers their academic, personal and spiritual development.
Children will have opportunities to gain in confidence and self esteem as they progress through the school. Thoughtfulness and consideration for others are encouraged, these qualities being a reflection of the caring, Christian ethos around them.
Our school is based on a Christian foundation and we enjoy the celebration of values and beliefs which are held to be important by the whole school community.
We value everyone associated with our school and attach high priority to links between home, schools, church and the wider community.
The Governors and staff hope that our school will:
- Provide a stimulating and exciting environment where positive attitudes to learning are promoted and valued.
- Provide a rich and balanced curriculum incorporating The National Curriculum.
- Give all the children the opportunity to achieve their academic potential.
- Encourage children to develop enquiring and analytical minds whilst stimulating artistic flair and creativity.
- Encourage the children to value and respect each other seeing the mutual benefit of co-operation and good behaviour.
- Foster an awareness of cultural and religious traditions in an inclusive ethos.
- Encourage the children to understand the value of belonging to a school community and of the special links we enjoy with St Hilda’s Church.
- Provide equality of opportunity for all children in all areas of school life.
- Provide a variety of experiences which in enhancing the curriculum will help children to make more sense of the world around them and which will give them insights into the wider community.