Our Work in the Community
Working in the community
The school’s values are at the heart of promoting pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. This is a strength of the school. Pupils demonstrate a mature understanding of how these values help them to make positive contributions to their community. For example, pupils explained how the values of ‘care’ and ‘respect’ had inspired them to collect and donate items to a local food bank.
We work as hard as possible to promote our standing in the local community and encourage our pupils to be responsible citizens in our local community.
Significant time is spent respecting and working around various cultures through assemblies, events, visiting workshops, guest speakers and visits to local places of worship.
Work with parents has resulted in a good uptake in family learning and positive feedback e.g. in Early Years, an ICT evening and EAL events, and an increased number of parents volunteering in school.
Links with local businesses have led to visits to the local newspaper, food tasting at local restaurants and support for the school snack stall. It has also introduced the children to the mechanics of working life. The Police and Fire Brigade are regular visitors to school and the Rights Respecting School Council visit Parliament on a yearly basis in their role as leaders.
Engagement with local secondary schools is positive and has led to specialist provision in ICT, Maths and Science as well as excellent links with the City Learning Centre.
The impact of our work has also taken the form of fundraising, supporting elderly residents, encouraging visitors to the school and working with the local MP.