Values, Vision, Ethos

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All children can achieve success. We are committed to high quality teaching that supports excellent learning and progress for every child. We encourage children to grow in the key skills of a good learner: a positive attitude, good listening skills, perseverance, the confidence to ask questions and share ideas, an ability to learn from mistakes. We are a learning community, and we are passionate about teaching our children to love learning.


We respect all members of the community, nurturing talents and creating opportunities for all in a supportive environment. We believe that a strong sense of respect for ourselves and others is the foundation of successful, collaborative learning. We recognise the uniqueness of each human being; we learn to show respect for all and value difference and diversity within our own and the wider community. This extends to respect for our environment. We enable pupils to consider how they can make a positive contribution to our school, local, national and global communities.


We learn to care for each other, ourselves and our world. Our care for each other is what gives AJS its inclusive, happy and supportive atmosphere, where children are encouraged to be thoughtful, caring and responsible members of our community. We learn how to be caring friends, and how to support, encourage and celebrate each other’s successes.

Our Aims

To provide a stimulating, hard working and caring environment in which each child feels happy at school and anticipates transferring from Key Stage 1 with interest and enthusiasm.

By aspiring to high standards, we develop a sense of pride that can be shared by children, teaching and non-teaching staff, parents and governors.

To encourage parents to take an active part both in school activities and in their child’s education so that they work in partnership with the school for the benefit of their children.

To encourage children to take an active part in their own learning and in the life of the school. To encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

To ensure equality of access for all to the curriculum, to opportunities and resources, regardless of gender, ethnicity, ability, need, disability, religion or culture.

What Makes A Good Learner