The school’s ethos originates in the desire to establish in the daily lives of members of the school community the principles of Care, Compassion, Consideration, Co-operation and Commitment. We hope thereby to strive for fulfilment and achievement for everyone within the school, whatever their needs or talents, to extend those same principles to understand our place as world citizens, and to take responsibility for our own actions.
Our aims are:
- To develop in children lively, enquiring minds together with a positive wish to learn, to question, to argue rationally and to apply themselves intelligently to tasks.
- To develop the children’s self-confidence, independence and understanding of themselves and others so that as children and adults they can play a fulfilling role in a multicultural society.
- To provide a rich and diverse curriculum to enable the fullest development of the child’s skills, attitude, concepts and knowledge.
- To provide a safe, secure environment which facilitates effective teaching and learning and which reflects the school’s commitment to maintaining ecologically sound principles.
- To recognise each child’s potential and create opportunities to develop and celebrate individual skills and talents.
At the heart of the process lies the child. No advances in policy making or the acquisition of new resources will have the desired effect unless they are in harmony with the needs of the child.
We ask all parents applying for a place here to respect our ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the right of parents to apply for and be considered for a place here
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Should you require a paper copy of the information on our website, please contact the school office where we will take details of your request and provide copies as soon as possible.
Please contact Sharon Fleming on 01647 252542 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
BAD WEATHER POLICY
Guidance for Parents / Carers in the Case of Bad Weather
It is our policy to keep the school open wherever possible. Please assume the school is open unless you hear otherwise. The Department for Education recognises the delivery of education to pupils as an essential service, as do we.
If we do have to close, parents/carers will be informed in the following ways:
The school website www.christowprimary.org.uk
By text message (for those who have signed up to receive texts from school)
Via Facebook: @Christowschool
The information will be published on the Kingsteignton Council website
This situation is highly unlikely and will be avoided wherever possible. There is no need to contact the school to check whether or not the school is open. Unless announced as above, we are open.
BAD WEATHER POLICY