Our lessons inspire a love of learning and give the children the skills to pose pertinent and interesting questions that they can find the answers to through investigation, supported by evidence.
We believe it is our duty to support children in developing into responsible and respectful citizens who are able to become actively involved in public life as adults. We aim to achieve this by championing several positive personal characteristics – our ‘Sutton Six’ core values: Respect, Resilience, Aspiration, Responsibility, Community and Compassion. These core values encourage children to value, respect and understand the diversity and differences within our community, thereby preparing them for life in modern Britain.
Alongside promoting our core values, British Values underpin our culture – supporting pupils in becoming reflective and empathetic citizens.
Our comprehensive RHE and PSHE curriculum learning provides children with the knowledge and skills they will require to face any situation head-on they learn how to manage and guard their mental and physical health; how to foster healthy relationships with peers and adults; how to stay safe in public and online and the importance of communicating respectfully with the people around them.
We further recognise that as primary educators, we have a responsibility to prepare children for the next stage in their education and future employment. As such, importance is given to careers-based learning. Our Careers’ Week inspires the children to be aspirational in the goals and targets they set for their futures. By giving all children the chance to meet and talk with volunteers from a diverse range of cultural, social and employment backgrounds, they learn that a great range of opportunities are open to them but that responsibility for their future lies in their own hands.