Headteacher's Welcome, Values and Ethos
Drighlington Primary School is a friendly, inclusive school where the values and ethos of a high level of care for every individual underpin our daily work. We are proud to say that Ofsted rated our school Good and, in particular, recognised the school's focus on well-being. The principles of children being safe and happy through nurture are valued and reinforced by everyone in our school.
At these difficult times, whilst the world is caught in an international pandemic, we want families to know that valuing the safety of everyone is paramount to us. We were partially open alongside all other schools, and are now delighted that all our children are back in school, although systems we have in place are a little different to how they were before the pandemic. Our curriculum intent, and the rationale for curriculum design, is that we want children to leave our school with the knowledge, transferable skills, resilience and confidence they need to be successful in the next stage of their lives.
Children know that we aim to ensure everyone is safe and happy, that this underpins our values and that, most importantly, we expect every child to do their best and achieve well. We focus on growth mindset as a strategy to ensure that children develop resilience and the capacity to 'have a go', which is such an important part of school and adult life.
Throughout the school, we want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning fun. We want all children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning and spark a desire for lifelong learning; early beginnings are fostered as soon as they start school. We want children to reach at least national levels of attainment in English and Maths so that they are empowered to access all aspects of the wider curriculum through transferable skills.
All of our staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every year group. We also ensure that all children respect others and understand the principles of safeguarding, British Values, Prevent and equalities.
Putting children first is at the heart of what we aim to achieve every moment of every day. Children love to showcase their school because they are proud to be part of something so positive. There is much to celebrate at our school!