Vision Statement

‘Open the Gate to Lifelong Learning’

  • Ensuring a safe, welcoming environment where everyone is valued.
  • Providing experiences to flourish and achieve.
  • Embracing every opportunity to learn.
  • Inspiring creativity, aspiration and excellence.
  • Promoting healthy hearts and minds.
  • Developing social, moral, spiritual and economic well-being.
  1. In teaching we aim to:

    • have a common approach to the curriculum which allows continuity and progression

    • provide a stimulating environment throughout the school

    • provide sufficient resources for high quality work to be produced

    • have all staff confidently participating in the running of the school and feeling that theirprofessionalism, expertise and talents are appreciated

  2. In the community of Prettygate and further afield we aim to:

    • Continue our established links with partner infant and secondary feeder school children, staff and parents

    • Develop links with other cluster schools

    • Share good practice with other schools in Essex and beyond

    • Develop our role within the community events and functions

    • Welcome community interest in our school

    • Make this school a valued area of the community

  3. We aim to establish a good attitude in all our children, but if this is to be successful it isfelt essential that parents should be aware of whatthe school is trying to achieve. Weappreciate the help and support of our parents in their child’s learning.Therefore all parents will have:

    • An open invitation to help at or visit the school

    • Regular informative newsletters via the school webites, email or on paper

    • Information on the school website

    • Invitations to attend open evenings, assemblies and displays, information briefingsand other functions

    • Opportunities to attend concerts and sporting occasions

    • An updated folder in school containing all relevant documents

Parents work towards the school’s aims by:

  • Ensuring the child attends school in good health,regularly and punctually
  • Ensuring the child follows the school’s dress code
  • Providing support for the role of the teacher andthe school’s disciplinary code
  • Participating in discussions regarding their child's progress
  • Giving due importance to homework, hearing reading, assisting with learning tables and spellings
  • Allowing their child to take increasing responsibi lity as they progress through the school
  • Contacting the school on the first day of absence,if possible