Pupils have a well-grounded sense of their own self-worth as well as a clear idea of right and wrong.
ISI Inspection, June 2011
The Mead School wants to be a place which:
“Encourages all its pupils to feel success”
The meaning behind these words:
This reflects our desire to make children happy to learn; to develop their full potential in all areas and build on their strengths to make them feel valued as individuals and give them a sense of their own self-worth.
To realise this vision, we will provide:
Quality, structured teaching within a stimulating, supportive and creative learning environment with the opportunity for pupils to experience and experiment for themselves.
In doing this, we will:
- Ensure that all pupils are given the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of school life.
- Ensure a broad and balanced curriculum which places an equal importance on the Arts.
- Provide opportunities for the spiritual and moral development of pupils through religious education and the ethos of the school.
- Provide a range of extra–curricular activities to support and enhance the curriculum.
- Ensure that no subject is closed off to any child because of his/her ability.
- Ensure a variety of teaching strategies to suit the different learning styles of our pupils
- Give support to children with special needs.
- Ensure a balance between directed learning and individual discovery and experimentation.
- Treat both staff and pupils with courtesy and consideration.
- Provide support for our staff through ‘effective’ two-way communication channels, adequate resources and opportunities for professional development.
- Ensure that communication between home and school is maintained at all times.
- Ensure that parents are kept informed of their child’s progress and attainment on a regular basis.
- Encourage parents to support their children in all aspects of their education.