As a vibrant, loving Christian family, Langham is well placed to create positive futures. Pupils are loving learning, loving laughter, loving life in all it's fullness and loving Langham village. This delightful academy clearly serves the common good.
Siams Dec 2019
We are a busy and friendly school situated in the heart of Langham, in the County of Rutland.
Langham Church of England Primary School
part of the Rutland Learning Trust
Our School Vision
Loving learning, loving laughter, loving life in all its fullness; loving Langham!
“Jesus said, I have come that they might have life and have it to the full.” (NIV John 10:10)
To inspire a love of learning and discover how to make a difference in our world through CHRISTIAN VALUES, COURAGEOUS ADVOCACY and EPIC LEARNING!
To be a school where:
- Children ENJOY and love learning. “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” (NIV Psalm 118:24)
- Everyone makes PROGRESS and is proud of themselves and proud of their school. “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” John 10:14
- Everyone matters - everyone is INCLUDED and individuality is celebrated. “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen, I must bring them also.” John 10:16
- CREATIVITY is admired and KINDNESS is encouraged. “… out of darkness the light shall shine.” 2 Corinthians 4:6 GNB
- TEAM WORK. We all have a clear sense of belonging and team work. “A rope that has three parts wrapped together is hard to break.” Ecclesiastes 4:12
Our 6 Rs for Lifelong Learning
We aim for our learners to be able to show and live these values in everything they do.
- Readiness - growth mindset, self-belief, enthusiasm
- Respectful - respect people and the environment, care for others and share ideas.
- Resilience - keep going, stay focused, manage your feelings, ask for help.
- Resourcefulness - learn with and from others, learn creatively in different ways, take on new challenges, be flexible, ask good questions.
- Responsibility - ask for advice and act on it, be proud of your learning - take ownership, learn alongside others - collaborate.
- Reflectiveness - learn from mistakes, listen to others, improve your learning, practice.
Our inclusive learning environment teaches our pupils to celebrate differences, help one another and promote a culture of tolerance and mutual respect. Our vision for each child is that they will work towards their personal best, in a caring atmosphere, which reflects the Christian and British values of our Academy.
Across our school we encourage our pupils to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. Christian values and practice are at the heart of our shared life as a Church of England School and they shape an enquiring mind and respectful approach to everything around us. We have strong, well established links with our local church and we seek to learn about and from other faith traditions in today’s world.
We strive to develop confident, creative, self-assured, positive young people who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve. We aim to produce independent thinkers and learners who are READY for 21st Century Learning - Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful, Risk Taking, Reflective and Respectful learners.
We have a dynamic and high performing team of teachers, support staff, office staff, a premises team, governors and carers who work with love, professionalism and a commitment to provide educational provision of the very highest quality. There is a tremendous team spirit - we are all committed to the success of our school and we always seek to put the children’s best interests first.
We seek high levels of attainment and achievement in the core subjects and across a broad, creative curriculum, including a full suite of visits and visitors. We encourage a strong community spirit, with consideration and support for each other. We provide a warm, caring and Christian atmosphere in which the children feel happy and secure and therefore receptive to learning.
Memorable learning experiences are at the heart of all we do. Every child deserves to be successful and our role is to help them blossom and believe everything is possible!
Our vision is underpinned by a strong commitment to Personalised Learning – we call this EPIC LEARNING.
Our Christian Values
“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such this there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23)
We aspire to:
L (live) O (our) V (values) E (everyday)
- Show and live our values in everything we do.
- Challenge injustice, discrimination and inequality.
- Engage in projects to address issues of disadvantage, deprivation, tolerance and mutual respect.
- Make a difference through prayer, actions and encouragement .
At Langham we aim to:
- Encourage pupils to develop an enquiring mind; ask questions, search for answers, draw conclusions and discuss outcomes.
- Encourage the pupils to grow in stature, confidence and self-esteem through encouragement, reward and recognition.
- Cultivate a desire within our children to protect and care for the environment and contribute positively to the local community of which they are members.
- Foster a healthy competitive attitude, a desire to be successful, a commitment to fair play and to appreciate and enjoy the pleasure of taking part.
- Provide a wide variety of extra curricular activities from which the children may select, benefit and broaden their skills.
- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum to the highest possible standard of education for all children within our care through focussing on positive strengths, encouraging independent and collaborative learning and the development of life long skills that will enable them to lead full, caring and active lives.
- Help the children to reach their full potential by providing relevant and challenging technological educational experiences, developing their self-confidence, self-discipline, positive self-image and care and respect for other people, their property and their feelings.
- Teach children to be sympathetic to the needs of others in society, to conduct their lives with honesty, pride and respect for all.
- Develop the whole child by providing extra curricular activities, by welcoming community dignitaries who discuss their roles and by day and residential visits both in the local vicinity and further afield.
- Build a partnership with parents so that they feel involved in their child’s education, as well as being able to approach staff for help and advice.
- Develop an understanding of the needs of others through regular awareness days and fund raising events.
- Keep all stakeholders, including the Diocese, and members of the school community informed through regular discussions, newsletters, information evenings etc and to gain their views and opinion through regular feedback.
- Teach British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We promote these values through our own school values, curriculum and enrichment activities.
The underlying principles of our vision and aims are hope, aspiration and courageous advocacy. Hope that things can always get better and make progress: the power of yet; aspiration that we will be the best that we can be in every way we can; courageous advocacy to step out into the world as rounded and caring citizens fit for the 21st century.