Ethos and values
Inspire - Learn - Succeed!
These three words demonstrate Milby Primary School's ethos and values and underpin everything we strive to do.
Milby Primary School aims statement:
Our goal is for a caring and stimulating school, where children can be safe, happy and achieve their full potential. Children are encouraged to join many extra-curricular activities, take on challenges and responsibilities, be fit and healthy and make a positive contribution to the life of our school.
What do people think about Milby Primary School?
We are very proud of our school and its achievements; however, we want to continually improve and achieve even more in the future. The headteacher and governors regularly ask for the views of parents, carers and pupils to judge how we are doing. Your responses help us to plan for the future and set priorities for the school.
What our pupils say about us...
‘It’s really friendly.’
‘I look forward to seeing my friends.’
‘If you have a problem they (members of staff) will sort it out.’
What our parents say about us...
‘Nothing is too much trouble for any of the staff.’
‘My child feels valued as an individual.’
‘I like the way the school involves parents in sharing assemblies every Friday and the star award system which rewards effort, good behaviour and high standards of work.’
What Ofsted say about us...
'The school's attention to pupils' safety and well-being is second to none.'
'Staff put thought and imagination into their teaching in order to keep pupils keen and interested.'
'Everyone is helped to do their best.'
Milby's vision for the arts
Milby Primary School believes that the arts can play an exciting and leading role in providing dynamic focus for the educational experience of its young people.
The arts enrich the quality of our experiences, providing rewarding activities that inspire, inform, stimulate, challenge and entertain. Involvement in the arts helps to foster a positive attitude among pupils by developing a wide range of qualities such as cooperation, enthusiasm, passion, inspiration, tenacity and ambition. We also emphasise that this is an inclusive involvement, which helps students acquire an important sense of belonging as well as building self-confidence. Art activities help develop the capacity to formulate and communicate ideas and feelings; they enhance perceptual skills through responding, developing and evaluating, and physical skills through control and use of movement.
Whilst participation in the Arts is a therapeutic experience for many, it also allows us to develop our imagination and curiosity as we attempt to express ourselves through a variety of different mediums - to communicate what we are trying to say.
The performing arts and related subjects will continue to act as a catalyst for cultural development and are a point at which different cultures meet and recognise one another's worth and diversity. As a centre for the arts in the community, Milby Primary School will provide many opportunities for groups and individuals to seek and find such self-fulfilment and awareness.
All students should have the opportunity to develop their particular skills through the curriculum and through the range of experiences and opportunities that the extended school offers.