Burlington Infants School – Mission Statement
Our School Motto:
‘Always do your best and be your best’
Our School Vision:
To be the best school we can be, doing the very best we can for every child, with:
Children who are the best they can be and who are; happy, safe, cared for and nurtured, supported, challenged and given every opportunity to achieve their potential so that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education and to take an active part in our local community.
Staff who are the best they can be; recruited with belief in the vision, dedicated to serving our community, valued, supported, positive, caring individuals, committed to continuous professional development with high expectations and an understanding of teaching a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, preparing children for the future.
Parents and carers who are the best they can be and who are; welcomed, valued partners, encouraged to contribute their thoughts and ideas, supportive of the vision and integral to the life of the school.
Governors who are the best they can be and who are; enthusiastic, dedicated and ambitious, committed to sustaining and improving achievement, able to promote, challenge and hold the school to account and who are fully involved in setting the strategic direction of the school.
We are a happy, caring, welcoming and friendly school. This is the result of everyone working closely together, as a whole school team, to take shared responsibility for implementing the vision of our school in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for the children.
Our School Aims
To ensure that our pupils are safe, happy, nurtured and achieve well;
To ensure that our pupils make a positive contribution to the community and are well equipped for economic well being in the future;
To promote the best possible academic progress, personal development, behaviour and attendance of each child;
To develop a rich and varied curriculum that provides equality of access, meets the needs of our pupils and provides opportunities for all pupils to enjoy learning and to make good progress;
To encourage pupils to develop principles which distinguish right from wrong, to take responsibility for their actions and to participate fully in the school community;
To promote discipline and good behaviour and eliminate all forms of oppressive behaviour, including all forms of harassment and bullying;
To teach pupils to appreciate their own cultural traditions and values, alongside the diversity and richness of other cultures;
To develop positive partnerships with parents and carers and the wider school community;
To ensure continuous improvement – monitoring and evaluating teaching and learning and progress and achievement regularly to ensure maximum effectiveness;
To set realistic but challenging targets for improvement;
To support school development through the on-going professional development of staff and careful financial planning, providing good value for money.