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Learning to Flourish

We believe that each and everyone of us is 'made to flourish'.

We believe that educating the heart is as important as educating the mind. We seek for our pupils to become kind as well as numerate, compassionate as well as confident. We our driven by our core values of love, aspiration, forgiveness and respect.

Alongside the National Curriculum, we have also woven into our curriculum specific lessons to develop character and citzenship. These include our learning behaviours, the importance of spirituality and British values.

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Spirituality

We are proud to be a Church of England primary school and we provide opportunities to understand the Anglican church year both at school and at Priory Church.

A daily Christian act of worship is an important part of life at the Priory School. We enjoy our weekly visits from the ‘Open the Book’ team and the Priory Church ministry team.

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Behaviour & Attitude

We prioritise a safe and nurturing environment for all in our community. We have a clear and consistent set of expectations for all in our community, and have robust systems in place for responding to any bullying that occurs.

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Forest Schools

We are proud to deliver a 'Forest Schools' programme, providing pupils with the opportunity to engage and interact with the natural world in their locality.

Our pupils learn to appreciate the world around them, as well as learn a range of practical skills to help them flourish.

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PSHE

Through our sequenced and progressive Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) curriculum, pupils are equipped with with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their potential as individuals and within the community.

Further information is available on our 'Curriculum by Subject' page.

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Wellbeing

We prioritise the wellbeing of all in our school community, and encourage growing understanding of how to recognise and respond to a range of different feelings and emotions.

We are a 'Trickbox' school, with regular sessions embedded in our routine where a range of activities are deployed to encourage pupils to reflect on their feelings and responses to these. Further information is available on the Trickbox website.​

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Pupil Leadership

We value the development of active and engaged members of the community. All children are encouraged to be active citizens in our school. Our eldest pupils (Year 6) all have a particular leadership role focused around #TeamPriory, #TeachandLearn Priory or #HeartPriory.

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Global Neighbours

We encourage all pupils to become informed and active citizens of the world. Threaded throughout the curriculum, opportunities are present for children to actively learn about and engage with local and global concerns.

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British Values

Fundamental British values are promoted in the school.

Democracy: Pupils are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard. House Captain elections are based solely on a democratic vote amongst pupils.

Rule of Law: The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty: Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely.

Mutual Respect: Respect is one of the core values of our school. Our pupils were fully involved in the creation of our mission statement and it is deeply embedded in all that we do at the school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.

Tolerance of Those with Different Faiths and Beliefs: Our core value of respect ensures tolerance of those who have different faiths and beliefs. Pupils' understanding of different faiths and beliefs is developed through RE, PSHE and a range of other experiences.

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