Our Vision and aims
Creating the citizens of tomorrow
Resilient and Independent
We work closely with parents to support children in becoming confident individuals who are well organised, independent thinkers and resilent learners. We also use and encourage critical thinking through structured use of questioning – this helps our children explore ideas and develop a respect for other opinions.
We recognise that emotional health is closely linked to mental health for everyone in our school community and strive, as a school, to embed practices and approaches that promote positive mental health and wellbeing within our ethos, interactions and across the curriculum.
Children's ability to social interact and communicate with others is taught through the curriculum and embedded through our restorative behaviour policy which aims at role modelling empathy and solution based thinking. ‘Affective’ statements are used to help children think through the impact of their actions, referring to the behaviour rather than the person.
Positive relationships, locally and globally
Rustington prides itself on its community feel. Our aim is for our pupils to participate within both the local and wider community through engaging with organisations and people and experiencing a range of contexts which can then influence their understanding and learning.
Towards this aim we provide a culturally rich curriculum which celebrates both diversity and differences; based around high quality texts within a high aspiration climate.
We work closely with parents to support children in becoming confident individuals who can play a full role in their local community whilst also preparing them for life in the wider world.
All staff at our school have high expectations, both for themselves and of what our pupils can accomplish. We model these high expectations in our work with children, so that they develop a sense of self-belief and set high expectations for themselves. We celebrate pupils’ successes in all areas, both in and out of school, providing challenge to enable them to achieve more, and valuing risk-taking that allows children to learn from both their mistakes and their successes.
We have added objectives to our curriculum that are bespoke to our catchment - a curriculum that enhances personal development and enables a focus on personal qualities and skills that are needed in every aspect of our daily lives.
For further information and details about what your child will be studying in every subject please see our detailed planning under the Curriculum menu.