Aims of St Giles’ C.E. Primary School, Shrewsbury

We hope that children will find their time at our school to be a happy, fulfilling experience. They will
be offered a wide range of experiences and activities designed to help them to grow and develop intellectually,
physically, socially and emotionally.

We aim to satisfy the demands of the National Curriculum for a broad and balanced curriculum, taking
into account the needs of the individual pupil.

We are most concerned that pupils should progress in the basic skills of reading, writing and mathematics
and devote considerable time to these areas of the curriculum. We also recognise that such
skills do not grow in isolation but must be developed by being applied and used in “real life” situations.

We also wish to extend children’s understanding of the world in which they live. From time to time
children are also encouraged to play a part in fund raising to develop their awareness of wider issues.
Sport and music play an important part in the life of the school and all pupils share in this part of our
curriculum.

We aim to emphasise the spiritual dimension to life and to build upon our relationships with local faith
communities, especially St. Giles Church, whilst acknowledging the wide variety of beliefs in society
today.

We hope to offer pupils at a wide range of extra curricular activities.

We aim to develop a range of disciplinary structures which emphasise the responsibility of the pupil
for himself and the consequences of his actions for others.

We aim to foster good relationships between home and school and to develop effective channels of
communication.

Finally, and most importantly, we aim to help all children develop as responsible, caring people; aware
of the needs of others and of their role in society as a whole.