Our School Vision
*Our school will inspire and empower all members of our learning community: from pupils and parents to governors and staff.
*Our school will ignite a passion for lifelong learning so children can reach their potential in all aspects of their development.
*Our school will provide an inclusive, caring environment with high expectations instilling a sense of responsibility, belonging and pride.
Our School Principles
*Provide a consistently high standards in teaching with high expectations for learning ensuring all pupils achieve their full potential.
*Ensure all pupils have access to a broad and balanced curriculum which puts literacy, numeracy and digital skills at the heart of everything we do.
*Provide learning experiences which embody the Four Purposes enabling our learners to develop essential skills for life inside school and beyond.
*Instill and inspire a love of lifelong learning and resilience so pupils remain motivated to achieve beyond their abilities.
*Put well-being and care at centre of every child’s experience to build self esteem, happiness, healthy bodies, minds and hearts.
*Bring the wider world into the classroom to forge respect and tolerance for people who have different opinions, beliefs, faiths, cultures, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or language.
*Provide a clean, simulating, well resourced and inclusive environment to meet the needs of every child.
*Develop a sense of community and embrace partnerships with parents, governors and the wider world.
*Ensure that every pupil understands their rights and responsibilities; that their voice is valued and helps shape all aspects of school life.
*Promote a sense of national identity and pride through the teaching of Welsh language, history, heritage and culture.
Watch our video and let the children tell you all about our values, vision, principles and learner dispositions. You will soon discover what makes us so #LegenDeri!
Growth Mindset and The Learning Pit
At Deri Primary School growth mindset is an embedded feature in our learning which is the underlying belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice. Children with a growth mindset persist in the face of challenges because they understand that effort and hard work can change ability and intelligence. To help make this pupil friendly we have created Growth Mindset Characters which also draw on the elements of the 4 purposes of the new curriculum. We also have a learning pit display in every classroom. At Deri we are using the metaphor of the Learning Pit in order to help children face new challenges, build resilience and persevere when things get tough. We talk about these characters and the learning pit when we are learning to help pupils overcome problems and realise that learning is not always easy but we can work through our 'Marvellous Mistakes' together to improve everyday.
The Learning Pit
The Deri 40
Being in Deri Primary School is all about creating memories and enjoying exciting and new learning experiences. It is our ambition to ensure that all children get to experience the 'Deri 40' a list of activities which we feel all children should have the opportunity to experience whilst at Primary School