Welcome to Churchfield School, a vibrant, friendly and happy place to learn and work. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and work to ensure that all of our families feel that their culture is valued and respected.We put wellbeing at the heart of all we do, for all members of our school community. Whether through the Felix Project, uniform swap shop and bespoke support for families, through Place 2 Be for the children and well trained staff who help children who may be having a difficult time, or a well established Wellbeing Team for staff, our school community is a very happy one.
Churchfield’s SPRING approach is designed to create life-long learners who care about their world. It is a springboard to give our children the skills, knowledge and personal qualities to enable them to become whatever they want to be. We pride ourselves on our commitment to inclusion and strive to ensure all children access an education that challenges, motivates and allows all children who pass through our doors to realise their potential in a safe, supportive and happy environment.
School values – Our school values of responsibility, respect, determination, kindness and honesty are embedded in all aspects of our school life. We aim to improve behaviour, conduct and self confidence by developing strong values within the pupils at the school.
Progression in knowledge and skills – Our well thought out and sequenced curriculum enables children to make excellent progress in all subject areas, ensuring children have opportunities to recall and build on prior learning. Our ‘fast feedback’ approach promotes timely responses to assessment findings during lessons, and ensures that children are given the challenge or support they need.
Reading and vocabulary – Reading is at the heart of our curriculum, as we believe this offers children a key to successful learning across all subjects.The development of children’s language is crucial to their success across the curriculum and therefore subject specific vocabulary is prioritised and promoted.
Imagination and Creativity – Imagining, trying new ways of doing things, and experimenting help develop critical thinking in children and foster creative problem solving. We provide opportunities to nurture children’s imagination and creativity, through our rich and exciting curriculum.
Nature and Environment – We are extremely fortunate to have large, beautiful outside grounds in our school, including a farm! Pupils get regular opportunities to bring their learning alive outside of the classroom. Our pupils are passionate about improving the environment and our Eco Warriors are instrumental in driving change and improving environmental awareness throughout the school.
Growth Mindset and resilience – We promote children’s resilience through developing a growth mindset. We teach children to take risks in their learning and not be afraid of making mistakes; to push themselves, even when things are difficult, as well as strategies to help them to succeed if things are difficult.
We are really proud of our school, so if you would like to visit, please call our school office to arrange this.