St Mary & All Saints C of E Primary School

"Working together, Learning together, Growing together"

Teaching and Learning

Our approach to teaching and learning is very much informed by our Christian Ethos.

Learning & Faith

Children Learning Together

People of faith are engaged on a search for meaning. The Bible describes this learning process as a journey of faith and a history of the relationship between God and his people. At St Mary and All Saints we aim to:

  • Help children to engage with some of life’s big questions, to be able to ask their own questions and to direct their own learning.
  • Promote good relationships as an essential ingredient for learning and teaching. Jesus the Teacher

We use Jesus’ example of a listening, questioning teacher who allows his pupils to make mistakes and learn from them as a model of good teaching. Like Jesus we aim to:

  • Place children at the centre of all we do, seeing our teaching from the children’s perspective. (Matthew 18:2).
  • Set high expectations for learners and to be prepared to go out of our way to help those most in need. ‘Going the extra mile’ (after Matthew 5:41).