We work as a team – with staff, teachers, pupils, parents and carers – to create a community where all children and adults feel safe, cared for, listened to and supported. This is fostered by providing an inclusive, stable and secure environment with firm boundaries and clear expectations. We want everyone to be happy to come to school and to feel nurtured, encouraged and able to learn and grow.
We provide a curriculum and a learning environment to stimulate, motivate, inspire and challenge our children. We offer a broad variety of subjects across the spectrum – from maths and literacy to personal, social and emotional development. We recognise every child’s strengths, enabling each of them to realise his or her full potential through effective teaching which takes into account varying needs and abilities.
We think children learn best when they are ‘hands on’ – discovering answers for themselves, extending their learning through practical experiences, making their own decisions and using high quality resources. Effective learning takes place when children are provided with a rich, stimulating environment inside and outside the classroom. Our school’s unique position between the sea and the South Downs enables us to embrace all the area has to offer for the benefit of the children. We make the most of our geographical position to enable the exploration of our school grounds (we’ve been an RHS award winning gardening school) and further afield, incorporating school trips such as beach maths into our lesson planning.
We strive to ensure our pupils will be confident and enthusiastic learners who can communicate well and think critically. As well as having good foundation skills and knowledge in literacy and numeracy, we give our pupils the ability to apply their skills independently and further their education across the whole breadth of the curriculum. Our aim is to develop the whole child to help our pupils manage their feelings, show concern for others and respect difference. We want Medmerry pupils to appreciate the value of being a good citizen both in the school and local community, so that they in turn will develop into mature and well-educated adults, and an asset to their community.