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At the James Cambell Primary School, every child is given the opportunity to learn, grow and develop into respectful, resourceful and resilient citizens of the future. We actively involve all stakeholders and hold each to account, ensuring our children receive a high quality education. With a focus on learning, we ensure the curriculum is shaped to meet the needs of our school community.

Our vision is to provide the children of James Cambell with the opportunities they deserve.

Values are basic and fundamental beliefs that guide or motivate our attitudes or actions. They help us to determine what is important to us. Values describe the personal qualities we choose to embody to guide our actions; the sort of person we want to be; the manner in which we treat ourselves and others, and our interaction with the world around us. They provide the general guidelines for conduct.

At James Cambell Primary School, we have 5 values.

Our School Values are:






Our vision is to provide the children of James Cambell with the opportunities they deserve.

Strand 1: Providing the curriculum required to close the disadvantage gap-Tackling the key areas surrounding reading and language; inspiring children with a love of reading and enriching their vocabulary.
-Providing children with the cultural capital (the knowledge that they would otherwise lack) through a broad curriculum.
-Nurturing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC), their welfare and their physical development. 
-Promoting the school’s values of respect, resilience, equality, responsibility and honesty.
Strand 2: Excellent quality teaching to ensure every single child is making good progress -Recognising that the quality of teaching is the biggest single factor within schools that can make a difference to the achievement of children.
-Embedding the key features of high quality teaching in every class (with those features reflecting evidence-based best practice).
-Effective adaptation of teaching to meet the needs of the class.
-Excellent subject knowledge.
-Excellent behaviours for learning.
Strand 3: Working with the community so that we are jointly engaged in the children’s development-Working with families and external agencies to support children’s welfare so that they are ready to learn.
-Building trust and mutual respect with parents/carers.
-Providing parents/carers with the tools to support their children.
-Involving parents/carers in the life of the school.
Strand 4: Building a culture of success amongst our staff so that we can sustain school improvement-High expectations of your class, yourself and others: believing that every child can make excellent progress.
-Responsibility/accountability for delivery.
-Teamwork: every single member of staff needs to work together for the children.
-Motivation: a commitment to professional development and a desire for continuous improvement.
-Mutual respect.
-Flexible/adaptable: a willingness to change to meet the needs of the children.