Fostering curiosity and a love of learning is at the heart of our teaching. Broadening horizons enables all children to flourish and be fulfilled. Successes are celebrated and failure learned from, allowing us to shine through challenges. Together, we develop qualities of character necessary to be positive future citizens.
Our Guiding Principles
At St Philip’s Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on developing a positive ethos built on the foundations of the Christian faith, whilst taking into consideration that most of our pupils, staff and community follow the faith of Islam. We endeavour to ensure we are always ‘Working together with hope in our hearts’ This ethos is based on the following principles that, as stakeholders, we all aim to uphold: NOAH'S ARC:
Principle 1: NURTURE
We demonstrate kindness and caring towards each other so that we can find happiness and fulfilment. We promote and support children’s wellbeing to support their growth and development.
Principle 2: OPTIMISM
We believe that having a positive attitude towards situations enables us to be forward thinking and supports us in our goal of providing a good and better education for all of our pupils.
Principle 3: ASPIRATION
We have high aspirations for the futures of the children in our Academy. Through a high-quality curriculum and planning of lessons that are specifically tailored for our pupils, they will have the opportunity to achieve and surpass their potential.
Principle 4: HOPE
We believe that it is important that our children understand the value of hope. We endeavour to promote forgiveness, empathy and compassion in our children.
Principle 5: SINCERITY
We are united as a whole to ensure integrity, honesty and trust are maintained. This quality within our academy means that we follow our principles to ensure that we always do our best for pupils, staff and community.
Principle 6: ACHIEVEMENT
Through the promotion of resilience, collaboration and risk-taking we are allowing our children to develop the tools to be life-long learners.
Principle 7: RESPECT
All members of our academy, including pupils, staff, governors, visitors and the wider community, should be treated with respect. We hold politeness in high regard and we are accepting of each individual’s uniqueness.
Principle 8: CONFIDENCE
We encourage independence and debating skills so that our pupils develop the courage to stand up for what is right and develop the confidence to ‘Let your light shine’ Matthew 5:16