Mission Statement & Vision Principles

We are delighted to be able to share with you our mission statement and vision principles for Johnston Community Primary School. We have gathered ideas from our children, staff, governors and parents. We have shared our hopes and dreams for Johnston Community Primary and encouraged people within our community to do the same. 

Mission Statement

A forward looking school that provides a nurturing environment for all, with a creative and engaging curriculum steeped in learning opportunities and experiences linked to real world matters, encouraging all pupils to achieve their potential in everything they do.

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Our Vision Principles

Our aims: 

  • To provide a stimulating, vibrant and exciting learning environment for all our children so that they feel happy and confident and are challenged to achieve excellence in everything they do.

  • To treat all our children as individuals and develop their individual personalities and interests as well as developing a respect and understanding of others.

  • To provide children with a sense of belonging by ensuring that Welsh and local history is a key part of our curriculum.

  • To provide an inspirational modern and relevant curriculum where children develop as ambitious capable learners; ethical informed citizens; enterprising and creative contributors; healthy confident individuals.

  • To provide a relevant curriculum that is irresistible, unforgettable and based on practical, real-life experiences.

  • To provide a truly inclusive curriculum where difference is celebrated and children are supported and nurtured.

  • To provide an environment where no child is left behind and all children can achieve their full potential both academically, physically, socially and emotionally.

  • To become the heart of the Johnston Community.

Our School Goals:

  • To ensure that children feel happy and confident.

  • For children to be challenged to achieve excellence in everything that they do.

  • To ensure that all children develop respect and understanding for others.

  • To ensure that children have a sense of belonging and local and national identity.

  • To ensure that children are ambitious capable learners; ethical informed citizens; enterprising and creative contributors; healthy confident individuals.

  • All children achieve their full potential both academically, physically, socially and emotionally.

  • Our children are the heart of the Johnston Community.

  • For children to leave Johnston School as confident readers.

 

Our Vision Principles

At Johnston, we would like to ensure that we prepare children for an ever changing world of work. We believe that knowledge is important, but we don’t just focus on the knowledge curriculum. Our vision is to equip children for life by providing them with the academic, social and personal skills that they need to pursue their dreams.

A key part of our vision is to provide pupils with learning that is steeped in real-life contexts. This real world context approach to learning means pupils are provided with experiences not just lessons. They see that there is relevance and context to their learning. Much of the work that they undertake is community based too and has outcomes that positively impact upon our local community, for example, Johnston pupils have conducted a campaign to reduce the amount of plastic we use and have participated in local litter picks. 

Throughout their time at Johnston, pupils' critical thinking and self-reflection skills are encouraged and developed. Pupils are taught how to critique each other's work, giving warm and cold feedback and go through a process of multiple drafting. When giving feedback to each other, children are encouraged to 'be kind, be specific, be helpful': this facilitates an academic community of learners, which ensures a constant focus on next steps and improvement.