I am delighted to be part of Ark Oval Primary Academy, an authentic community school, representative of the local demographic.
Our ethos is, “to strive for excellence.” This is enacted in our relentless approach to ensure that parents and staff work in partnership to support, develop and maximise every pupil’s full potential.
Every pupil matters and whilst they may progress and develop at their own rate, our role is to provide a nurturing, safe, learning rich environment to facilitate their growth in all aspects of school life.
Our mission to ensure that all children can become independent learners and have the aspiration to compete with their contemporary peers, in realising their career passions and aspirations. This may be to attend university or pursue a career of their choice. This is something that we keep at the forefront of our minds every day, through our school values – Be Brave, Be Resilient, Be Honest, Aim High and Be Respectful.
That starts with a commitment to the school, to being an active part of the school community, to maintain and model the high expectations the academy sets for engagement, behaviour, dress and attendance, because these are the very building blocks for your child’s future success.
We are committed to do whatever it takes to provide a balanced, well-rounded and holistic education for your child, with not only a focus on the academics but fostering sports, arts, spiritual, personal and social skills, a life-long love of learning and providing pupils with the fundamental knowledge and skills they require to succeed in whichever path they choose.
At Ark Oval we are passionate about supporting every child to fulfil their potential and become an all-around exceptional citizen with the skills to succeed in life.
Our mission is to provide every pupil with the opportunity to go on to university or pursue the career of their choice.
To achieve this, we stand for the following six principles:
- More time for teaching
- Depth and breadth
- Knowing every child
- Exemplary behaviour
- High expectations
- Excellent Teaching
Striving for excellence
If children are brave and willing to take risks – to improve, learn new things and embrace new experiences – they will become successful, happy and well equipped to deal with life. In light of this, we aim to:
- Provide a secure and safe learning environment where children can fully embrace our rich and varied curriculum
- Provide every pupil with the skills, self-belief and motivation to be successful in their learning and lives
- Welcome, value and respect all who come to the school
- Build a community based on justice and a sense of personal responsibility
- Provide opportunities for all to challenge themselves and others, in order to develop themselves and others and, in doing so, make their mark on their local community and the wider world
- Promote dialogue and co-operation with the wider community
Every day we embrace our core values, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can possibly be and helping each other every step of the way. Our core values are:
- Be Resilient
- Be Honest
- Be Brave
- Be Respectful
- Aim High
Our provision for ages 2-4