Our Aims and Values
“Achieving great things together”
Statement of Aims:
To enlarge a child’s knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and thus his/her awareness of moral values and capacity for enjoyment.
To enable him/her to enter the world after formal education is over as an active participant in society and a responsible contributor to it and capable of achieving as much independence as possible.
By incorporating these aims within a curriculum that is broad, balanced, relevant, practical, allows for differentiation and pays careful attention to progress and continuity, the policy of Engaines School is:
• To help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
• To develop in pupils the skills necessary to take full advantage of the opportunities available through the application and understanding of ICT
• To help pupils to acquire knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast-changing world
• To help pupils to use language and number effectively
• To help pupils to develop moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
• To help pupils to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
• To help pupils appreciate human achievements and aspirations
• To help pupils to acquire the greatest possible measure of personal, social, spiritual and physical development of which they are capable
• To help pupils to achieve the broadest possible range of academic, practical and aesthetic knowledge
• To help pupils to understand and care for their natural environment
We believe that these widely accepted aims offer a coherent framework for planning, teaching and learning and will give all pupils access to a broad, balanced curriculum suited to their age and ability.