Aims and Philosophy
The importance of an individual child’s education should never be underestimated. His/her education is the major factor in creating life opportunities.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
All that we do is based on the principles of mutual respect and kindness. The school provides a safe and secure environment in which every pupil can learn and develop as a whole person with an open and enquiring mind and become a valuable member of the wider community.
Calcot School, with the help of all outside agencies, will provide the best education that a child can receive. The staff and school will be effective and enable children to reach the highest standards possible. The school will develop a child’s knowledge, experience and imaginative understanding and create an awareness of moral values and capacity for enjoyment.
Every child will be regarded and valued as an individual person with academic potential, needs, challenges and aspirations; a person who can make a distinct contribution to the life of the school. The school will provide an exciting and stimulating learning environment where the children will be able to learn, create and experience and where their efforts are celebrated by being displayed.
“A child without education is like a bird without wings.”
The school will be well organised, efficient, and well resourced. Parents, pupils, staff and governors will create a safe and happy atmosphere in which the children will be willing to accept responsibility for their behaviour and their work.
Children will be encouraged to have an understanding, sympathy and tolerance for cultures and societies other than their own. The care and concern shown for our children will instil in them both self-respect and sensitivity for the needs and values of others and of the world around them.
A good rapport between pupil, teacher and parents is the corner stone for security and success for each and every child. The years that the child spends in this school are formative years, when they discover themselves, their individuality, their abilities, their interests and their strengths. Their talents may display themselves in many ways. We will provide a vehicle for these talents to be nurtured, encouraged, developed and praised.
“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jnr
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School Closed Today
Due to adverse weather conditions Calcot Schools are closed Friday 1st February. Stay safe.Read more
Young Carer's Awareness Day 2019
On the 31st January is Young Carer's Awareness Day. Current figures are that 1 in 5 secondary children have a caring role. The figures are 1 in 10 for children under the age of 10.
A young carer is someone under 18 who helps look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. They will do many tasks like:
Practical tasks, such as cooking, housework or shopping.
Physical care, such as helping someone out of bed.
Emotional support, such as talking to someone who is distressed.
Personal care, such as helping someone dress.
Managing the family budget and collecting prescriptions.
Helping to give medicine.
Helping someone communicate.
Looking after brothers and sisters.
If you would like more information as to how to help a young carer. Please click on the link below.Read more