EASTWAY PRIMARY SCHOOL
BRINGING LEARNING TO LIFE
so that our children can have a brighter future and build a better world
We aim to
- Develop independent and resilient learners who grow and succeed with a positive ‘can do’ attitude, individuality and high aspirations. Working collaboratively and actively to foster curiosity and a lifelong love of learning
- Recognise our school as the heart of the community; build effective relationships with all involved in the life of the school and beyond based on mutual respect. We offer support, extended provision and a genuine care for all in the Eastway Family
- Provide a safe, nurturing and fully inclusive environment that values all and their contributions, guided by our highly skilled and knowledgeable team.
- Offer a curriculum that is child centred, exciting and engaging with clear focus on high expectations, enhancing experiences and celebrating all achievements. Foster a culture focused on wellbeing and ensuring that children are prepared for life in Modern Britain.
Our Ethos is reflected in Our Eastway Learning Behaviours, where children are taught:
Learning Behaviour emphasises the crucial link between the way in which children and young people learn and their social knowledge and behaviour. In doing this the focus is upon establishing positive relationships across three elements of self, others and curriculum.
All we do it underpinned by our Code of Conduct.
We have a clear and concise Code of Conduct, which is shared by all at Eastway
READY- RESPECTFUL- RESPONSIBLE
Preparing Children for Life in Modern Britain
At Eastway Primary School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, SMSC, PSHE and Learning Power lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives. The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits/ visitors and use of outdoor education centres. Their strong rooted values-based understanding and experience in our fully inclusive environment gives them an excellent platform for embracing difference.
|Mutual Respect and the Tolerance of those with different Faiths and Beliefs
|Respect is a fundamental school value, around which pivots much of the work of the school. We pay explicit attention to this as part of our RE, PSHE, and SMSC curriculum. Respect is a school value that is discussed deeply, starting with selfrespect and covering respect for family, friends, and other groups; the world and its people; and the environment.
|Records of PSHE Sessions / Assemblies. RE curriculum, RE planning and workbooks. Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values. Multi Faith and Culture focused curriculum days
|Children can articulate why respect is important; how they show respect to others and how they feel about it for themselves. Children’s behaviour demonstrates their good understanding of this value in action. Children are able to talk about the different faiths and cultures they learn about, ask questions and show tolerance and respect for others of different faiths and religions.
|The children at Eastway Primary see democracy borne out in a whole variety of ways and see this as being an essential component of successful team working. Democracy is a school value that children meet when discussing respect and fairness.
|The establishment of a new School Council each year models the democratic process. RE planning and work books. Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning School Values.
|Children are able to work cooperatively in pairs and groups as well as in whole class situations. They understand about turn taking and respecting the views of others. Our Learning Power lessons and Mastery Maths curriculum sessions ensure that children are confident in debating. Children in KS2 in particular are able to use the language of respect.
|Rule of Law
|The children at Eastway Primary are familiar with this concept through the philosophy that infuses the entire work of the school. They are familiar with the concept through the discussion of values and, in RE lessons, the idea that different religions have guiding principles.
|Children are used to debating and discussing laws/rules and their application. Children are familiar with the local police who visit to talk to them informally and through informatitive assembiles throughout the year. Class Charters/ School Rules/Learning Behaviours School, Values, PSHE/Citizenship lessons on the role of law and parliament School Council meetings, Assemblies. RE planning and work books. Learning Walks for behaviour and behaviour for learning
|Children are able to articulate how and why we need to behave in school and demonstrate they understand and can abide by these. They are able to discuss and debate philosophical issues in relation to these.
|Our Values based discussions and acts of worship begin with discussion about the self, e.g. self –respect and self-worth in relation to the individual value so that children see that they are important in their own right. The philosophy of our teaching and learning places emphasis on the right to have our own thoughts and evidence based views. Children are strongly encouraged to develop independence in learning and to think for themselves.
|Children are able to show independence in learning and to think for themselves. We have regular school council meetings and class councils to gather all opinions. We have a Buddy System for F2 and Y1 with our Y 5 & 6 pupils. We have SOC, Eastway’s Sports Organising Crew, our Eco Warriors, attendance monitors and Librarians. Our children are valued and given additional responsibilities across school.
|Children understand about the importance of accepting responsibility and of their right to be heard in school. They are consulted on many aspects of school life and demonstrate independence of thought and action.