Vision, Values and Aims
‘The Dawpool community are united in their ambition to create a school which embodies the person, love and work of Jesus Christ: a school which enables Christian values to flourish and where all children may experience the abundant life that Jesus offers.’
The school’s Vision Statement is based upon four foundation scriptures:
At Dawpool, we aim for all children to experience the abundant life that Jesus offers by:
1. Educating for Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills:
Enabling discipline, confidence, and delight in seeking wisdom and knowledge, and developing talents in all areas of life.
- Providing teaching and learning of the highest quality which results in pupils attaining to the full extent of their potential.
- Ensuring that all pupils benefit from a rich, broad, balanced curriculum presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play.
- Enriching the curriculum with visits, visitors, and extensive use of our unique environment.
2. Educating for Hope and Aspiration
Enabling healing, repair and renewal, coping wisely with things and people going wrong, opening horizons and guiding people into ways of fulfilling them.
- Treating pupils as individuals and to differentiate teaching and learning to take account of their individual and special needs demonstrating a clear awareness of children’s preferred learning styles.
- Match teaching and learning to the appropriate stage of children’s physical, mental, social, spiritual, moral and cultural development needs.
- Helping all children to become more effective and independent learners.
3. Educating for Community and Living Well Together
A core focus on relationships, participation in communities and the qualities of character that enable people to flourish together.
- Promoting an open, honest and trusting home-school relationship, which is invaluable for a child’s education.
- Building a welcoming, lively, secure community where good behaviour is expected and where they can acquire the leadership skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world.
4. Educating for Dignity and Respect
The basic principle of respect for the value and preciousness of each person, treating each person as a unique individual of inherent worth.
- Instilling a respect for Christian and moral values and principles, whilst engendering respect and understanding of other beliefs: fostering Christian values so that all children have respect for themselves, others and the environment.
- Providing a caring, happy stimulating environment in which children are highly motivated in a non-threatening atmosphere.
- Being an inclusive school and to put into place practice in all aspects of our work that ensures that all pupils are given equality of opportunity regardless of gender, special needs, disability or race.