All Saints CofE Primary
All Saints Carshalton, Church of England Primary School is a very happy, high achieving school where we create an exciting and stimulating learning environment which provides our children with confidence, enjoyment, security and success. Our ethos is rooted in our nine Christian values: Faith, Love, Hope, Forgiveness, Trust, Friendship, Respect, Peace and Courage. We accept children for who they are and help and support them to develop their personal confidence, self-esteem and to consistently give of their best. This is achieved by ensuring that they use their skills to as high a level as possible in an atmosphere which encourages them to know themselves and accept each other as individuals.
Our strong and committed staff team, help all children develop lively enquiring minds, good personal relationships and the knowledge and skills to equip them for the future and the ever-changing world in which we live. In order to successfully achieve this, we encourage self-discipline and tolerance for others. We value the strong partnership we have with parents and work hard to maintain it. We believe that parents are instrumental in their children's development.
Emma Hart Dyke - Headteacher
Our Christian Vision
At All Saints Carshalton, our vision is driven by our aim to provide the pupils and adults with a loving, stimulating and supportive environment where they can feel safe and valued as individuals within our school community. In addition we develop the Christian faith to enable all our pupils to grow spiritually, socially, intellectually and emotionally to 'trust in God and give of their best'.
Our Christian ethos is rooted in our nine values: Faith, Hope, Love, Trust, Courage, Respect, Forgiveness, Friendship and Peace, which were chosen by the school community. They are shared regularly in Collective Worship, in learning across the curriculum and in all aspects of school life and permeate everything we do. As a school we share these values, can articulate what they mean to us and endeavour to live by them.
In doing so, our Christian vision: "For each one of us to shine as a light believing we can make a difference in the world…" Matthew 5:16, becomes a reality.
We want our pupils to:
- Have a desire to learn a range of new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a 'whole person'
- Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection
- Become independent, responsible and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment
- Understand their own place in God's World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others
For these reasons, our intention is to deliver a stimulating and exciting curriculum, which is both inclusive and challenging in order to get the very best from each and every pupil by developing imaginative and creative thinkers who can 'shine as a light believing we can make a difference in the world'.
It has been designed to make the learning experience for all the children at All Saints; exciting, challenging, memorable, contextualised, cross curricular and fun with a clear "exit point" that brings together and consolidates all the learning. At All Saints Carshalton, we place a strong emphasis on 'community' and 'learning together' and believe that our Christian values play an integral role in helping to shape our vision. We want our children to be aware of their local community, the diversity that exists within it and discover how they can play an increasing role within this larger 'family'.
We have deliberately shaped our curriculum to be ambitious for our children, so that it provides them with a range of new concepts that we feel are relevant to our community of learners. We want our pupils respectively to 'shine as a light', but to understand that this is best achieved if we work together and celebrate the but to understand that this is best achieved if you work together and celebrate the achievements of others. While we have strong outcomes within our core subjects, we are equally ambitious in our vision to ensure that our offer encompasses a range of curriculum opportunities.