At Kidgate Primary Academy, education is about children experiencing the joy of discovery, exploring the world around them and being creative. It is about developing their self‑confidence as learners and maturing socially, emotionally and academically.
With this in mind, Kidgate Primary Academy combines high standards with a rich project-based curriculum that is presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner. Education here is the fusion of excellence and enjoyment and provides numerous opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through discovery and play. The curriculum is enlivened and enriched by visits, visitors and extensive and thoughtful use of the environment. We believe that children learn better when they are excited and engaged. When there is joy in what they are doing, they learn to love learning.
This is an inclusive school where all are treated equally and given equality of opportunity regardless of gender, special needs, disability, disadvantage or race. We have high expectations and set high standards for ourselves and others. Everyone is treated fairly and listened to and we all have opportunities to take responsibility, build self-esteem and develop self-confidence. Every member of our school community promotes high standards of behaviour by teaching positive behaviours to all children. Success, progress and achievement are recognised and celebrated.
At Kidgate, all children are treated as individuals and teaching and learning is differentiated and focused to take account of those individual needs. We actively seek the support and guidance of outside agencies in order to provide the best possible care and education for our children. Teachers and classroom assistants provide a tailored approach which supports all children, as well as those who are disadvantaged, have additional needs, gifts and talents and belong to minority ethnic groups. We give extra support to the children that need it most.
We build partnerships with parents by providing good information and by weaving the school into the fabric of their community. Kidgate promotes community cohesion through its teaching, learning and curriculum.
This is a welcoming, friendly and happy school where children feel secure, where excellent behaviour is expected and where they enjoy growing up.
This philosophy is encapsulated in our Vision, Mission Statement and Aims and Expectations.