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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

The following ethos statements outline the characteristics of the pastoral care and the learning experiences of children at Spofforth CE Primary:

Pastoral Ethos

Spofforth is an inclusive and caring school that recognises values and celebrates the contributions of all its learners.  Everyone is cared for and guided within a family atmosphere that maximises the opportunities for experiencing Christian values.

Children learn to care for and value themselves and each other through meaningful practical experiences.

Learning Ethos

Learning for all at Spofforth will take place through a wide range of fun and engaging experiences which consider and adapt to children’s interests.  Learning opportunities provide children with choices that encourage their development as independent learners.  Learning is enhanced through effective use of talk and the development of learners’ questioning skills. As part of learning children collaborate with each other within and outside their class groups.


The following will be displayed and used around school as we feel they reflect significant aspects of our ethos in a concise and meaningful way.


‘I hear and I forget, I see and I remember , I do and I understand’

                                                                                                  (Ancient Chinese Proverb)

 Do all the good you can,

By all the means you can,

In all the ways you can,

In all the places you can,

At all the times you can,

To all the people you can,

As long as ever you can.

                                                        (John Wesley)

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