Our Vision and Values
Our School Vision
Lubbins Park Primary Academy is a one form entry primary school with a Nursery that feeds into the school. It serves children from the age of 3-11.
Within the building there are eight spacious classrooms, with interactive whiteboards, which surround the central hall. This is of ample size and is used for assemblies, physical education and at lunchtime.
The grounds are also extensive and house games pitches for football. Two large hard play areas; one for Key Stage 1 and the other for Key Stage 2 are equipped with a trim trail to develop balance and agility and basketball hoops for team games.
The outdoor learning environment for Nursery and Reception children is both exciting and stimulating and accommodates their learning needs by ensuring that all areas of the curriculum are met. There are markings for trikes and bikes to develop gross motor skills along with a playground to develop the muscles needed to hold a pencil and write. Imaginative play is enabled in den building and role play areas whilst the story chair encourages a place for quiet reflection.
Everyone at Lubbins Park Primary Academy shares a commitment to effective teaching and learning based on a well-planned and structured curriculum. There is a strong belief that children should become independent learners within well-organised primary classrooms, and that learning should be purposeful and matched to developing individual children's abilities. We believe that every child is entitled to an education of the highest standard that will enable them to fulfil their individual potential.
We want children to be able to think critically and creatively, know how to tackle problems and challenges, and work collaboratively within a team. They should be able to evaluate their own and others’ work with sensitivity, developing an awareness of strengths and weaknesses. We are proud that our children are highly motivated and eager to learn, as well as being sensitive to the needs of others. We are committed to equipping the children with skills which will benefit them for both now and in future learning. For this reason they are taught to develop the following values:
- Compassion – We encourage our children to be aware and sensitive to the needs of others. They are encouraged to support and help each other, listen to and respect the problems and concerns of other children. Our children are very caring and enjoy helping both their peers and members of staff.
- Perseverance - Not giving in is a key life skill. Children thrive in a calm and safe environment which promotes challenging learning experiences. Our children are supported to learn from their mistakes which in turn this facilitates resilience and perseverance attributes that will provide them with strength for the future.
- Team Work - Children are given opportunities throughout the curriculum to work as part of a team this enhances their communication skills, enhances their ability to solve problems within a group in addition this encourages them to be good listeners who are respectful of other peoples opinions and ideas.
- Independence - Children at Lubbins Park Primary Academy are given the opportunity to develop independence and responsibility in their roles across the school and the local community. Our Play Leaders, School Councillors, House Captains and the Head Boy and Head Girl enable the development of these skills and those of the children around them. The children are also taught how to be independent in their learning with the use of established routines in classrooms
We believe that the partnership between teachers and parents is critical to successful outcomes for our children. We appreciate and respect differences of ability and culture and we are committed to providing the appropriate support for integrating children with special needs.
Teachers work as part of a team and see their class as part of the whole school community, sharing their own particular interests and often giving freely of their time. Their work is underpinned by a whole school commitment to improving the quality of teaching and learning, and to raising levels of achievement.
Ethos and Values
We believe in preparing our pupils to be:
Successful, Creative and Kind
For Today, For Tomorrow, For the Future
- We will ensure that all children have opportunities for success, and are supported so they can reach their full potential. We will differentiate tasks for all children to provide them with attainable goals
- We will provide each child with a broad and balanced curriculum, which meets their needs and the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage
- We will ensure we support the children’s well being
- We will celebrate the success of all of our children in equal measure
- We will provide an environment where everyone is equally valued and feels a sense of belonging
- We will encourage our children to develop personal independence and to respect the rights and views of others
- We will work hard to develop and enhance our home/school relationships in order to form a positive partnership between the school and home for the mutual benefit of the children, their families and the school staff
- We will ensure we fulfil our commitments relating to the ‘Home/School Agreement’ and support parents to fulfil their expectations in relation to it also
- We will develop and strengthen our community links and involve the local community in school life whenever possible
- We will aim for the highest possible standards of work and behaviour from all in our school, and ensure that all children achieve to the best of their ability
- We will be consistent in our values and expectations
- We will plan and use the schools resources realistically and efficiently to ensure value for money