A high quality of Pastoral Care is central to our ethos at St Anne’s; it underpins everything that we do and along with a high quality of teaching and learning, it is what our community is all about.
Our Pastoral aims include:
- being a school where the well-being of everyone is the prime concern of each member of our community
- supporting a learning community in which children and adults can realize their full potential
- providing a safe, stimulating and enriching environment where everyone is valued.
- encouraging pupils to grow up to be responsible, active members of their community
- promoting regular attendance and good behaviour as pre-conditions for maintaining high standards of achievement
- each child being encouraged to develop his/her own individuality whilst learning also that personal freedom involves responsibility to others
- promoting a values-based PSHCE curriculum which helps to give a firm moral basis in these times when so many attitudes, beliefs and ethics are questioned
- providing equal opportunities for all pupils regardless of ability, religion, race, culture or gender
- encouraging respect, tolerance and understanding between all members of our community
- a clear understanding that effort, kindness and good manners will be valued
- developing an understanding of being responsible for oneself
- fostering the kind of community where everyone helps each other and looks after our environment
It is not possible for any written text to reflect the quality of life in a particular school. Many visitors comment on the friendliness of people at St Anne’s and on the respectful, yet purposeful relationships which exist between staff and pupils. By the time pupils leave us in Year 6 we aim to have equipped them with self-confidence, the ability to problem-solve, an awareness of their own feelings and those of others, and enough self-control and self-discipline to manage effectively the transition to Secondary education and life after school.