Our Aims and Values
Town Close aims to provide an engaging and creative learning environment that enhances children’s moral, social, physical and academic development in preparation for their future lives. We value our individual pupils and staff for the breadth and variety of their talents and aim to maximise the growth and development of each pupil. Our core values are effort, commitment, respect for others, thoughtfulness, and consideration.
We seek to maximise children’s academic growth through the acquisition of a wide range of learning skills, challenging children to think, question, adapt and collaborate. We encourage ambition, creativity and resilience and seek opportunities for children to explore, solve problems and take responsibility for their own learning.
We strive for pupils to discover and develop multiple skills and a broad range of interests through an extensive programme of extra and co-curricular activities. We seek opportunities for personal achievement and fulfilment and for children to be adventurous in participating in a range of activities, appreciating the rewards of individual endeavour and teamwork, exploiting maximum potential from the School site and resources.
We aim to provide a comprehensive personal and social education, allowing children to discuss, inform and instruct and to develop a moral, spiritual and aesthetic awareness of the world around them. We foster positive relationships and the development of key personal skills for life beyond school and aim to provide every pupil with excellent pastoral care within an ethos of tolerance, openness, warmth and personal responsibility.
The School recognises the crucial importance of its staff in pursuing its aims and undertakes to provide appropriate support, professional training, review and development. The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and all staff undergo child protection screening and training appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The School expects staff to have high expectations of themselves and pupils and to act as positive role-models in all they do.
We seek to encourage parents to share in our aims, participate in the life of the School and work with us as partners in the education and nurture of their children.