Mission statement

Ashford Oaks Primary School – Vision October 2021

‘Dare To Dream’

Our school is built around care and respect. We provide a quality education to enrich children’s minds and give them more choices in life. We are an inclusive school and we recognise that all children thrive when there is a quality first approach to education. We believe that the concept of ‘challenge for all’ is the best way for us to close the achievement gap and ensure that all children make good progress. We cater for all children’s needs while building strong relationships with families and the community. We build resilience and high expectations in our children.

  • Our key values are care and respect. Every child, carer, Governor and member of staff are aware of these and do their best to live by these values.

  • A good education enriches your mind and gives you more choices in life. We actively seek and follow evidence-based approaches to education and work with KCC and members of the CATS schools to ensure our practice is the best it can be.

  • Every child is an individual with individual needs, however, relationships are key to the success of us all. At AO we know our children and their families well and take every opportunity to build relationships.

  • We are well placed in our community with rich resources around us. Our curriculum and habits aims to maximise opportunities to enrich our curriculum while practising responsible stewardship of Ashford and the world around us

  • We design, organise and plan our curriculum to ensure that children are not merely covering content but achieving a depth to their learning which enables them to use their skills and understanding in all areas of the curriculum Oracy plays a major role in achieving this.

  • We place high priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental wellbeing are met.

  • We understand that children will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure, therefore we carefully design our curriculum and adopt a flexible approach to timetabling to ensure that we can meet and respond to any opportunities which may arise.