We aim to help our children, with the co-operation of their parents:
- To develop into happy and confident individuals with a secure foundation in learning that will last throughout their lives
- Develop enquiring minds through knowledge with understanding which questions the world in which they live
- Establish a command of the subjects contained in the National Curriculum
- Value and understand religious and moral beliefs
- Develop a respect for the views of others
- Appreciate human achievements and aspirations
- To always aim higher
We try to do this by providing:
- A school environment in which we develop the 'whole' child
- Whole school and individual staff professional development which ensures the highest quality of teaching and learning
- Opportunities to work with other children and adults in a friendly atmosphere and so develop social skills in co-operating with each other.
Our curriculum includes not only the formal programme of lessons, but the 'informal' programme of extra curricular activities, gaining cultural capital, as well as the features which produce the school's ethos, such as equality of opportunity. All children and staff are encouraged to participate in the wider life of the school. Parents and the local community are also actively engaged with the life of the school.
The curriculum is planned by the staff, who undertake research and development programmes to build a knowledge and skills based curriculum which is regularly reviewed. The National Curriculum provides a necessary framework and ensures continuity throughout the child's time at Pyrford. The curriculum detail forms the most important element in the School Improvement Plan which in turn covers all aspects of school life.
Our teaching is child-centred in that our pupils are central to all our planning. We have high expectations of our children. We are committed to experiential based learning and our younger children follow a continuous provision model through the early years. We aim to plan interesting and exciting lessons which inspire children.
Our close links within the parish of Wisley with Pyrford supports the strong Christian ethos which runs throughout the school.