Vision & Values
As a school committed to making the dreams of our children come true, we believe in:
- excellence in learning and teaching of a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, underpinned by the development of basic skills within a vibrant, challenging and interactive environment.
- a warm, welcoming, inclusive atmosphere, full of opportunities, both during lessons and through a wide range of extra-curricular activities.
- the potential of ICT and Music to enhance and extend learning and teaching across the whole curriculum where appropriate.
- nurturing and valuing each individual’s talents, abilities, learning styles, strengths and qualities, based on high, but achievable expectations.
- encouraging everyone to believe in themselves, build self-esteem and allow time for reflection on personal and academic development.
- encouraging values of love, empathy, respect, tenderness and forgiveness and also respecting the right to hold other beliefs and ways of life.
- creating a safe, secure and calm learning environment in which all strive to achieve their full potential, whilst also feeling confident that they can learn from their mistakes.
- developing a consultative partnership between children, parents, teaching and non-teaching staff, governors and the wider community, based on mutual respect and regular communication.
Characteristics Of Our School
By staying faithful to our values we believe we are creating a school where:
- a children feel valued, unique and precious as children of Lydiate Primary School and have a concern for the world community with a strong sense of integrity.
- everyone feels welcome and can access the full range of learning opportunities, regardless of faith, gender, race or disability.
- a happy, thriving school community puts children first, recognises the contributions of all and values every individual.
- children, staff, parents and governors work together as a team within a welcoming, hard-working and inclusive atmosphere.
- our children learn from an integrated, interactive curriculum, which is taught in a fun and exciting way, by enthusiastic teachers.
- modern cutting-edge technology characterizes the learning process, giving our children the skills needed for life in the future.
- honesty, respect and discipline are promoted and valued and where we treat others as we wish to be treated ourselves, showing kindness and warmth to all.
- children love learning, strive to be happy, confident individuals with a sense of wonderment and who see learning as a life-long experience, as they realise their dreams and aspirations.
In the next three to five years we are working towards:
- children, who are more aware of how they learn. children, who take advantage of a ratio of a computer between 3 children in the school, with every member of staff having an up-to-date laptop, whilst also incorporating new technology as it evolves.
- a modern building with the facilities to serve the local community, which is completely inclusive and accessible by all.
- a more welcoming entrance to the school.
- the Jubilee Garden as a beautiful and interactive learning resource.
- a foundation stage learning area that further enriches and enhances the outdoor curriculum.
- all classes of single age and with no more than 25 in a class.
- better contacts with the two local schools, through school council meetings, music concerts and sporting events, whilst also deepening links with MADCOS and local high schools by regular meetings.
- a curriculum that broadens the economic awareness of our children, so that children understand where money comes from, its value and the consequences of spending/saving.
- 75% of our children doing at least 1 hour of extra-curricular sport per week, 50% of our KS2 children taking part in inter-school competitions and all children taking part in regular competitive sporting events within the class.
- a full time teaching assistant attached to every class.
- staff who are informed and supported to develop their on-going training needs and further their CPD to enhance their future career prospects.
- 95% of children who feeling safe and understanding how they are kept safe.
- 90% of children eating healthily in school, especially at lunchtimes.
- met people from another culture through our links with a school in Rochdale.