Headteacher:
Mrs. Pauline Colley

Basford Park Road
Newcastle Under Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 0PT

Enquiries
01782 898005
Fax: 01782 898008

Email: office@maybank.staffs.sch.uk

Office Manager:
Mrs. Christine Latham

The whole and wholesome development of each child in a happy and caring learning environment.

School Ethos & Values

May Bank Infants School Ethos and Value

Our Mission Statement

At May Bank Infants we work towards:

“The whole and wholesome development of each child in a happy and caring learning environment.”

Every Child Matters

The principles of Every Child Matters underpin everything we do.  The aims of Every Child Matters are that every child has the right to: 

  • Be healthy
  • Stay safe
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Make a positive contribution
  • Achieve economic well-being

These principles guide all our policies and procedures.

Our Aims

We create and maintain a happy, caring, stimulating learning environment in which children grow in self-confidence and self-esteem whilst developing respect for others and the environment.

We make learning challenging and enjoyable, relevant and exciting for all children.

We develop skills, knowledge and attitudes to enable children to respond to the challenges of a complex and changing world.

We promote the development of basic skills in Literacy and Numeracy through a rich, broad, balanced curriculum.

We promote close relationships with parents and the community, valuing the important role parents play in their children’s education.

There is no end to education – it is a lifelong process. We aim to pass on confident, motivated and successful learners to the next stage of their education.

Values and Ethos

May Bank Infants School has a long tradition of being a happy and caring school promoting high standards of behaviour and learning in a family atmosphere.  By  providing a  stimulating  curriculum,  a  wide range   of  enrichment   activities  and   a well-ordered environment, we help our children to develop a love of learning and self-confidence, as well as respect for others and the environment.  Through our teaching we support children’s emotional, intellectual, physical, spiritual, social, moral and cultural development.

At May Bank we encourage pupils develop their own informed values, to respect themselves, to be sensitive to the  needs and  experiences of others and to challenge inequalities and disadvantages  associated with race, gender, ability  and  class.  All staff are committed to these aims in the way they work with the children. Such values are developed explicitly through our pastoral and curriculum work, including a well-developed Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economic education Scheme of Work and our Religious Education Scheme of Work. We believe that by enhancing each child’s self-esteem, they develop respect for themselves and others, and a love of learning that will enable each child to fulfil his or her potential. 

The school actively seeks to work with parents and carers, and values the contribution they make.

We believe that parents and carers hold key information and have a critical role to play in their children’s education.  Parents and carers have unique strengths, knowledge and experience to contribute to the shared view of a child’s needs and the best ways of supporting them.  It is therefore essential we work together.

Promoting British Values

Please take a look at our statement regarding promoting British Values here:

Promoting British Values.docx 

Ofsted 2009:

This is an outstanding school. It is driven by a passionate desire to ensure that all children, whatever their background or ability, have every chance of succeeding in life… Children know they belong to a school that cares deeply for each one of them, and they receive excellent guidance and support for their personal and academic development.