Purpose, Mission, Aims

Danesfield Manor School

Purpose, Mission, Aims

At our school children receive an education which combines traditional learning with a modern curriculum.

We believe that the ‘hidden curriculum' - the implicit teaching that develops a child’s confidence and self esteem - is vital


The purpose of our school development plan is to:

  • Provide a shared vision for our school community, to enable the school to move forward in providing the highest possible education standards for our children
  • Ensure available resources are used in a systematic and structured way to further progress and attainment
  • Identify training requirements for all personnel, linked to individual and whole school development
  • Enable self-evaluation and review, leading to the setting of future targets

Our School Development Plan has been drawn up through a process of consultation and evaluation involving the Inspired Learning Group (ILG), the Senior Leadership Team (SLT), Staff (teaching and non-teaching), Pupils and Parents. 


Our mission is to educate, to provide experiences in order to help our pupils to excel.
We hold education and growth mindset at our core, supporting and nurturing our pupils as they begin their
journey through learning and self-discovery.


AimThis will be DELIVERED BY

To provide a broad, relevant education based on National Curriculum guidelines preparing pupils for the next step in their learning experience, i.e. Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1, Key Stage 1 to 2, Key Stage 2 to 3 – independent or maintained sector.




  • Reviewing and monitoring our whole school approach to long term curriculum planning and medium term planning ensuring continuous progression
  • Reviewing policy documents, with agreed aims
  • Writing and monitoring weekly planning to ensure differentiation of work and variety of teaching style
  • Maintaining thorough systems of on going assessment to inform future planning

To provide a richly stimulating learning environment.






  • Maintaining clean, attractively decorated teaching areas, appropriately resourced and well organised and labelled
  • Ensure learning environments are bright. Displays are regularly changed, are representative of the work of the whole group and provide examples of work accomplished in the full range of the curriculum
  • Information is clearly displayed and regularly updated

To foster a learning community which promotes independent learning where all members of the school are actively engaged in developing lively, enquiring minds and a love of learning









  • Provide interesting activities and learning experiences across the curriculum using a variety of teaching styles
  • Staff recognise on going pupil achievement and support pupils in recording their achievement on the appointed day every term
  • Encouraging and developing parental support and understanding of the curriculum
  • Providing easily accessible, labelled and relevant resources throughout the school, available for all pupils
  • Tasks are well matched to ability and targets set termly and communicated to parents at Parent Information Evenings
  • Staff actively encourage, praise and offer opportunities for pupils to develop independence.

To provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment, where children can develop self–respect, a sense of individual worth and are able to cooperate with and show consideration to others.










  • High expectations of standards of behaviour and academic achievement
  • Encouragement of collaborative work across the curriculum
  • Whole school positive behaviour policy
  • Regular reporting of pupils’ success to parents
  • Opportunities for pupils to discuss, reflect and value other pupils’ opinions (eg school council)
  • Pupils will be encouraged to take increased responsibility e.g. council reps, monitors, posts of responsibility
  • Opportunities for older children to support and help younger children to work as team members
  • Extra curricular activities available, pupils encouraged to take part in out of school activities

To develop links with the home, involving families in the life of the school and the education of the pupils






  • Weekly newsletter sent to Parent Body via Class DoJo. 
  • Two Parent Consultation evenings per year for reporting on progress
  • Termly Parent Council meetings to share the School's focus for development and teaching methodology to support home learning.  These meetings also provide the opportunity for parents to express any concerns they have through their class representatives with the Senior Leadership Team. 
  • Annual questionnaire to gather feedback
  • Parent Council