Attainment & Progress
We are extremely proud of our achievements. Over the last three years the school has made significant improvements. Last year our children achieved excellent results, the highest that the school has ever seen. In 2014, our Early Years Provision was above APA National Average.
It is our strong belief that our children can achieve anything if we offer them the opportunity, the motivation and enthusiastic support.
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Further details of our school performance can be found on the Government website by clicking here.
Teaching and Learning Philosophy
At Purley Oaks Primary School our vision is to create a happy, welcoming and safe environment where everybody feels valued, confident and excited to learn. Our Teaching and Learning policy has clear expectations of how children learn best. It has been developed as a whole school ensuring consistency and equal opportunities for all:
- We have high expectations of our staff and children to strive for excellence in all that they do. Central to our core belief is that, given the opportunity, all children can achieve.
- We place a strong emphasis on the teaching and learning of reading, writing and maths, enabling all our children to reach the highest standards possible.
- We provide a broad, balanced and creative curriculum, relevant to the needs of all our children.
- We ensure our children are actively involved in the learning process.
- We encourage our children to have high expectations and aspirations for themselves.
- We support our children's learning, value their achievements and challenge their thinking.
- Teachers use a range of teaching styles and carefully assess and plan appropriate activities and experiences.
- Teachers focus on developing our children's higher order thinking skills, creativity, problem solving and speaking and listening skills.
- We teach our children to be reflective, resilient and evaluative, and to listen to other points of view and respond appropriately.
- We expect our children to be tolerant, cooperative and supportive of each other.
- We provide opportunities for our children to take calculated risks and responsibility for their own learning.
- We encourage our parents and carers to be actively involved in their children's learning.
- Classrooms are organised to promote independence and displays are attractive and stimulating to foster enquiry.
- We teach our children to respect resources and care for the environment.
- We promote the highest standards of behaviour as the norm.
- Staff have high levels of expertise and are continually willing to develop their knowledge.