Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.
Children are at the heart of what we do. Through an exciting and dynamic curriculum tailored to individual needs, we challenge children to believe in themselves so they begin their life-long journey of learning, discovery and success.
Queen Margaret Primary School is a dynamic and exciting school that caters for the needs of all its children, where each and every child is at the heart of what we do. We work hard to discern the abilities and needs of each individual child and then provide for them developing the whole child academically and socially on their journey of discovery and learning. We develop confident learners who believe in themselves and have the confidence to succeed. We are passionate about their learning.
One of the most important challenges facing our children is succeeding in a rapidly changing world as adults in a future we can only imagine. To do this all children should enjoy learning, be actively engaged in it and be motivated to be the best they can be, with families a central part of that process. Children should experience success, know what that looks and feels like, make consistent progress and have the foundations in place to become life-long learners when they leave primary school.
For children this is summarised as:
'Believe in yourselves. Have the courage to succeed...everything is possible'
Values-based learning underpins our curriculum. By teaching the children about our values alongside the fundamental British values we not only create a learning environment where children’s social and relationship skills are further developed, but one that allows them to participate fully in and contribute positively to life in modern Britain. In turn this leads to increased academic attainment.
We are a 'Restorative Practice' school which means that we encourage and our children to problem solve and deal with conflicts by talking things through in a supportive and safe environment. This has been something that we have invested in for staff training and are finding the results are very positive and the approach support our values approach to behaviour and learning.
The school were awarded the Mental Health Champions award in 2019 based around the 5 Ways to well being with a recognition that this is an important element to our school.
Links are made within PSHE lessons to this to provide children with ways of looking after themselves.