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Educational Aims

We are an integrated, co-educational school.  At Acorn we value all our pupils as individuals, and respect their right to be different and to excel in different ways.  Our pupils are treated fairly, regardless of sex, colour or creed.  We expect our pupils to work hard to keep the school's fair rules, and for our parents to support us in these aims.  The school endeavours to help each child realise their potential, within a positive and caring learning environment.
In our school we aim to:

1.

provide a broad balanced, relevant and cohesive curriculum appropriate to the needs of each pupil.

2.

provide a happy and secure atmosphere in which learning is enjoyable and where children can grow in confidence, independence and self discipline.

3. 

develop children spiritually making them aware of Christian religious teaching.

4. 

be able communicate effectively through language, number and scientific experiences.

5.

to emphasise that the pupil's personal, social and physical development are as important as his/her intellectual development.

6. 

help all children including those with special needs reach their potential and have a sense of satisfaction and success having done their best.

7.

enhance the pupil's self esteem and therefore his/her ability to cope with and accept other people.

8. 

encourage the children to be aware of the wider community in relation to their cultural heritage.

9.

encourage self respect, respect for others and their beliefs and the environment.

10.

promote close relationships between home, school and the community.