The purpose of Consett Infant School is to offer children the best possible learning opportunities in a caring, challenging, attractive environment, so that each child can develop academically and personally to his or her full potential.
The school aims to provide a lively, welcoming and caring place in which children are valued as individuals and as members of society.
The school aims to promote the well being and development of the whole child. We are concerned with the child’s aesthetic, physical, moral, spiritual and social as well as academic needs.
We aim to work in partnership with parents/carers acknowledging each other’s roles. We recognise that a child’s education does not begin when your child enters school and does not stop when they return home. We try to build on these experiences and develop a partnership with parents which we hope will continue throughout your child’s school years.
We uphold the British Values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.
The children are encouraged, throughout the School, to share and care for others, to be responsible, to look after equipment and to be polite. Activities are provided to foster such attitudes. We operate the Assertive Discipline programme where appropriate behaviour is recognised and encouraged by all staff. Children may be rewarded with Star Cards, Stickers etc. We encourage the children, by discussion and activities, to develop self discipline, considering the effects of their actions on others.
There are certain expectations regarding children’s behaviour. We expect the children to respect authority and to behave with due regard for others within the school. Children’s behaviour is closely tracked and if a recurrent problem occurs a meeting will be arranged with parents .
The school is concerned with each child’s emotional and moral growth and with their ability to appreciate and reflect upon the world around them.
Bullying and harassment towards each other is regarded as unacceptable behaviour. If a parent suspects their child is being bullied we ask that they contact the school. The incident will be investigated and appropriate action taken.