As a Rights Respecting School, Downview seeks to put the UN Conventions on the Rights of the Child at the heart of our ethos and culture to improve wellbeing and develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential. A rights-respecting school is a community where children’s rights are learned, taught, practised, respected, protected and promoted. The whole school community learn about children’s rights by putting then into practice every day.
Downview Primary School promotes the fundamental British values of; democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. These are promoted through such things as; our school council, assemblies, debates, creating our school and class rules, our behaviour policy, visitors to the school, celebrating events in the British calendar and cultural focus days.
We provide a stimulating, rich and relevant curriculum in a teaching and learning environment which is creative, engaging and inspiring. Teaching encourages further investigation and risk taking and by catering for all learning styles, enables the children to learn effectively and independently and reach their full potential. We give our children the opportunity to learn from a wide range of experiences. We recognise that the personal development of children, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We celebrate our children’s achievements and we aim to promote a culture of consideration and respect for all, along with high, fair expectations of work and behaviour, so that each child is prepared to take their place in society as a confident, active, healthy and responsible citizen.
We believe that it is vital for parents and the school to work in a supportive partnership. Through close, informed collaboration we aim to help your child to succeed as a learner and make the best possible, consistent progress in a setting that is exciting, safe and cheerful and a place in which the children want to be.
If you are interested in finding out more about our school, please ring the office to arrange an appointment. We would love to show you around Downview so you can see all we do and how our children learn in a secure and well-resourced environment. The children, staff, governors and parents are very proud of our welcoming, happy and caring school.
I hope to start a long and successful partnership with you and your child.
Please contact Sarah Clark, our Receptionist, if you wish to visit the school or have any queries.
Mrs. M Williams