Vision and Ethos
Elton Church of England Primary School provides a nurturing and inclusive environment where high standards are achieved through the aspirational expectations of the whole school community:
"Expect, Endeavour, Exceed".
Our vision for every child is that their primary school education will spark a life-long love of learning and curiosity, and that they will acquire the skills needed to succeed in a rapidly changing world. The world will always need people who can communicate, who can empathise, who are polite, who can solve problems and persevere when the answers are hard to find.
The spiritual, social, mental and physical development of every child, is therefore as important to us as academic progress, and we endeavour to make an “Elton child” creative, resilient, adaptable and confident by the time they move to the next stage of their education.
Our curriculum is designed to excite and impassion children, giving them access to a broad range of opportunities through real-life experiences and a timetable of visits and visitors. It is planned to prioritise shared values through each term's "Big Questions", so that links can be made between different groups of people; through their history, the places they live, their culture and their religion. It is through understanding others that we learn most about ourselves:
At the heart of this vision are the words of Jesus from John 13. We believe that a child will only ever fulfil their true potential if they feel happy and safe in school. The key to this is in the relationships we establish with them, and with you. A happy child will be a successful one. Our curriculum offer therefore is not only designed to comply with statutory requirements, but to give children as many extracurricular opportunities as we can to help them find their "hook" and grow in confidence.
In the words of Kermit the Frog, "Just because you haven't found your talent yet, doesn't mean you don't have one!"
At the end of Year 6, we want every child to be able to look back at their time with us and remember the friendships made, the trips and residential experiences, and all the opportunities they had to try something new. We want them to have memories that will not only last a lifetime but equip them for whatever that lifetime holds.