About Us

Our Aims and Ethos

OUR GENERAL AIMS

  • To provide a good all-round education for all pupils at St David’s.
  • To provide a caring ‘family’ community where everyone will behave with
    courtesy, consideration, and tolerance towards others.
  • To offer a broad and balanced curriculum which is regularly reviewed.
  • To encourage each child to have a disciplined approach to work and to learn the benefits of contributing positively to the school and participating in all it has to offer.

St  David’s School fosters good relationships between members of staff and the pupils themselves. Bullying, harassment, victimisation and discrimination will not be tolerated. The School and its staff will act fairly in relation to the pupils and parents and we expect the same of pupils and parents in relation to the school.

We attach importance to courtesy, integrity, good manners, good discipline and respect for the needs of others. Parents warrant that the pupil will take a full part in the activities of the school, will attend each school day, will be punctual, will work hard, will be wellbehaved and will comply with the school rules including the wearing of uniform.

The delivery of the curriculum will reflect the school ethos and its aims which are to:

  • Value children as individuals, responding to their needs in small class groups, drawing out and developing their varied talents and potential.
  • Provide a friendly, family atmosphere, conducive to learning, where courtesy, kindness and consideration for others are fostered in all pupils.
  • Great importance is attached to the spiritual background of the School’s life and to the training of character. The School is essentially Christian in ethos, but children of every creed are welcome and as Religious Education is non-denominational each child can participate and contribute. The School day usually begins with an assembly which provides a strength of community spirit.
  • Offer, through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, opportunities, encouragement and guidance for pupils to pursue excellence in intellectual, physical and cultural activities, whilst also developing their spiritual and moral understanding.
  • Recognise and celebrate positive achievements.
  • Promote a genuine partnership between pupils, parents and staff, based on mutual trust, good communication and co-operation.
  • Prepare pupils for life after St David’s by helping them to acquire skills and attitudes needed to move on happily, confidently and successfully into the next stage of their education.
  • Develop and support staff fully within the context of personal needs, school needs and national initiatives, by offering them respect, recognition and responsibilities, together with opportunities for new experiences

OUR ETHOS

“Our aim is to provide an all-round education in a supportive and happy environment that will challenge every child to fulfil their maximum potential. It is our aim to educate the whole child, academically, socially and morally, through a broad and balanced curriculum, so that they are able to integrate and flourish with confidence in their next school. Great importance is attached to the spiritual background of the School’s life and to the training of character. The school is essentially Christian in ethos, but children of every creed are welcome and as Religious Education is non-denominational each child can participate and contribute.”