THE AIMS OF THE SCHOOL
- At Maryland School our main aim is to help each child achieve their full potential. To do this we aim to:
- Make the school a calm, safe, happy, stimulating and attractive place to be in.
- Encourage good learning habits so that children acquire knowledge and skills appropriate to their personal development.
- Provide a broad, creative and balanced multi-cultural curriculum based on British Values that will cater for and stimulate children from all backgrounds and with differing needs.
- Provide cross-curricular activities and memorable experiences to develop our children’s social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and cultural education.
- Foster resilience and independence in our children, so that they become ambitious and make a positive contribution to society.
- Encourage good personal relationships based upon courtesy, kindness, good manners and consideration, respect and understanding for others.
- Build positive relationships with parents, carers and the community in order to achieve the best for our children.
- Develop the children’s understanding of the world in which they live and of the interdependence of individual groups and nations.
- Use technology and e-learning to enhance teaching and learning.
- Provide quality services that extend beyond the school day to support working parents.
- When children leave us they say that we have taught them:
- To have aspirations and ambition.
- To be proud of themselves and their achievements.
- To learn about the wider curriculum and to discover the world.
- To care for others in a disciplined, encouraging and calm environment
- To become confident, independent and responsible members of the community
- To enjoy learning and have fun everyday.
- To promote healthy life choices.
At Maryland we have a set of core values that embed our aims and philosophy. They are explored in assemblies and class time.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that every child has a right to education. The purpose of education is to enable the child to develop to his or her fullest possible potential and to learn respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. The general principles of the Convention which are relevant to education cover non-discrimination, the best interests of the child, the child’s right to life, survival and development, and the child’s right to express opinions. We have evaluated the school’s ethos and practices to make sure they embed the principles of the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child.