Our Ethos

A Partnership in Learning

At Clutton Primary School we have high expectations and set high aspirations for all of our children and staff, encouraging everyone to take pride in all they do.  Through teamwork and partnership, we work together to create a positive learning environment where children feel happy, safe and secure. 

One of our school values is craftmanship, which is celebrated around the school and in assemblies.

We recognise that learning happens both inside and outside of school, and so highly value learning through play (OPAL), nature (Forest School), experiences (trips, visitors, clubs) and at home. 

As part of our ethos, we work closely with the wider local community building a strong and effective partnership, helping our chiildren to thrive. 

School Drivers

Our school drivers are PHSE, Diversity and Global Readiness.

Our School Curriculum, is shaped around inspirational people through all different aspects of life and learning.  Examples include assembly fosussing on '50 Inspirational People', Music from around the world is explored as are famous artists over time.  

See information about how PSHE is covered in classrooms on our curriculum page

Our Vision

That staff, governors and parents work actively together to ensure all children receive a knowledge-rich, inspiring and engaging education.  Through learning about the world and the diversity of the planet, children are globally ready citizens, confident in their place within it and how to bring around positive change.

Key stage 2 (years 3-6) children learn about Fairtrade, climate change and the rainforests (see detailed knowledge organisers as part of our wider curriculum).  This learning has inspired children to raise over £3,000 to support work in the Brazilian rainforest in 2014.  In 2019, Year 5 and 6 were runners up a national eco competition supported by Sky Studios, for making and designing practical structures with eco bricks for the playground.

 

Our Values

values board in school

Our values help guide pupils to develop as confident and independent learners:

     

Resilience:

  The ability to learn through mistakes, bounce back when things don't go our way and persevere when things are tricky.

 

 

 

Respect:

For ourselves: by keeping healthy, having a positive mindset and being open to new ideas and opportunities.

For others: We are all unique and different, difference of opinion is something to acknowledge and be celebrated.

For our property and our environment: We appreciate how fortunate we are, and look after all we have.

 

Craftsmanship:

Trying our best and taking pride in all we do, what others do and what we can achieve together.

 

 

 

 

 

Celebrating our School Values

Once a term we celebrate our school values with the Always Tea Party

 

Appreciate, Aspire, Achieve

 

Helping pupils to APPRECIATE

Here at Clutton Primary School we recognise that we are very fortunate, and do not take this for granted.  Through SMSC (social, moral, spiritual, cultural)  assemblies we know others in the world are less so.   Pupils at Clutton, are justifiably proud of the fantastic charity work they do, such as raising money for the national charity NSPCC and local charity Bath Cats and Dogs home, as chosen by our Pupil Council. 

Pupils in year 5 and 6 work alongside the elderly within our local community at Cholwell House, joining in with creative activities, singing carols at Christmas.  In turn, residents at Cholwell House have visited the childrens' learning exhibition at school.

See our community links page for more news on fundraising and links in our community.

We appreciate others by valuing and respecting their rights.  The United Nations rights and responsibilities for children are displayed in our school hall and link to our OPAL lunchtimes, recognising the rights for value and importance of play. 

 

Helping Pupils to ASPIRE

We strive for every child to make the very best progress they can, giving extra time and support where necessary or challenging pupils to think outside of the box (able maths days / Public Speaking competitions / gifted and talented sports days).

We study a diverse range of the "best".  For example, best recent and classic authors through a rich reading spine, best and inspiring musicians through assemblies of music appreciation, and historians, such as Florence Nightingale, who leave a legacy. 

We celebrate and study diversity and the role of influential women through time.

 

Helping pupils to ACHIEVE

We have high expectations around behaviour and learning, and by modelling and sharing these expectations we expect and support all to follow class and school values.

We share and learn from children who create pieces of exceptional work - which is displayed to encourage and inspire classmates.  Craftmanship.

We help children to have a clear understanding of what is needed to succeed or master a skill, and teach them to embrace challenge, rather than give up. Resilience.