Aims and Ethos
Greenfield School has a Christian tradition and welcomes children from all other faiths and cultural backgrounds. Children are encouraged to be tolerant, to show empathy, humility and an understanding of each other’s differences. They are taught that the differences between people make the world the wonderful and fascinating place that it is.The School seeks to encourage and develop a range of gifts and talents amongst its pupils in a caring and nurturing environment. There is a strong tradition of outstanding pastoral care, which ensures that all children feel safe and valued. The School has high academic standards and aspirations and its curriculum is broad. There is a wealth of opportunity for children to develop their interests and experiences outside of the normal timetable and many opportunities for non-academic pursuits.
The School provides children with opportunities to experience a range of activities and outdoor pursuits, dramatic and musical involvement, cultural and creative opportunities. The building of self-esteem and confidence are very important.
The School values its strong links with parents and there are plenty of opportunities for parents to meet with the staff both formally and informally. Parents are welcomed into the School. The School has its own Parents’ Association and money raised is used to provide additional resources which benefit the School community.
Greenfield aims to offer all pupils and staff every opportunity to reach their fullest potential and to:
- Demonstrate our commitment to the ‘Every Child Matters’ Agenda
- Foster the enjoyment of learning and develop good work attitudes
- Achieve each child’s potential
- Develop social skills, personal self-confidence and self-esteem
- Encourage a caring attitude for people and property
- Promote courtesy and consideration for others
- Promote and develop the principle of equal opportunity
- The pursuit of excellence
- Openness to spiritual values
- Provide a curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils
- Monitor, assess, record and recognise progress and achievement
- Involve pupils and school in the wider community
- Promote active home-school partnership with parents
- Encourage independent thought
- Develop autonomy, self-discipline and initiative
- Develop a sense of responsibility
- Prepare children for the world in which they live, and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life