At Oakmeadow we are a reflecting school that strives to be our best for all. We want our children to be ready for an evolving and developing landscape as an adult. We value resilience, hard work, taking risks, being persistent and mindful. We want to support our children to be mentally resilient, emotional empathetic and capable, with a strong determination to achieve their dreams.
Long term strategic Priorities
To build a culture of success and achievement
We develop educators who believe that all pupils can achieve and be successful.
We believe every child should continually aspire to further develop and extend their learning, as well as become confident, independent and resilient learners.
We monitor and evaluate pupil progress data to track pupils’ progress and we challenge, not just identify, underachievement.
We maintain a focus on narrowing the gap between vulnerable pupils and their peers, as well as challenging the underachievement of all pupils.
We set inspirational, yet realistic, targets for each pupil so that they can make the best possible progress.
To establish a growth mind-set learning culture
We create the conditions that enable effective learning to take place.
We challenge adults’ and children’s thinking about success and performance; we promote the belief that intelligence can be grown and developed with persistence, effort, and a focus on learning – all children can achieve and be successful
We develop children’s conceptual understanding of learning, to develop a love of learning and to take an active and lead role in their own learning and progression.
We expect the sustained use of best practice in Assessment for Learning (AfL) within our classrooms.
We regularly review our teaching and learning policy to seek to provide an agreed and consistent framework for our creative practice.
To develop an aspirational, artistic and inspirational curriculum
We plan a curriculum that is based upon the provision of a breadth of opportunities; a creative and challenging curriculum, with key skills at the core, enriched by visits and experiences.
We create learning experiences which bring together all the areas of the curriculum, and present these in topics which are designed in partnership with the children, which are fun, exciting, relevant and engaging.
We deliver a curriculum that provides highly positive, memorable experiences and rich opportunities for high quality learning; has a very positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety; and contributes very well to pupils’ achievement and to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
We develop children’s confidence and expressive skills through a curriculum which supports the arts at its heart and encourages our pupils to express themselves through a wide and diverse range of artistic media.
We offer a variety of extra-curricular activities to channel the personal development of individual pupils, including a range of sport, music, drama and art.
Continuing strong financial management
We oversee, monitor and implement strong financial controls and achieve best value.
We secure funding to resource our learning community an enable staff and pupils to be successful within a building which is “fit for purpose”.
Improving the school environment
We value the state of repair of the school, its look and feel, so that it reflects our ethos.
We continue to enhance our physical learning environment, both indoors and outdoors.