Aims & Ethos

We want all our children to feel happy and secure in school and every effort is made by all the staff to create a happy atmosphere where each child is shown respect and care, allowing them to develop their personalities. We strive to create a learning environment where every child is able to reach their full potential and achieve the highest standards.

The staff at Kerr Mackie are caring, dedicated and experienced. They try to achieve the very best from your child, whether it be educationally, morally, spiritually or physically. The fulfilment of this aim will be seen in the children, who will be well behaved, respectful, have good manners and have an excellent attitude to learning.

Our ethos is built around respect, equality, responsibility, believing in yourself, learning, enjoyment and striving to succeed. These are connected to everything we do at school; ensuring that every child reaches their own personal goals and most importantly their potential. It is our aim that every child is able to look back on their time at Kerr Mackie with affection and pride, having the confidence to achieve anything in their future life.

  • The school aims, to which we all aspire, are: To encourage confidence and high aspirations so everyone realises their full potential and talents
  • To help each child develop a good understanding of right and wrong, respect and treat each other as equals and become decent and responsible citizens
  • To deliver a creative curriculum so everyone is enriched and inspired by memorable experiences with an emphasis on the achievement of high standards in all subject areas
  • To assist everyone in acquiring the skills to learn independently, interdependently and work as a team
  • To provide experiences that enable pupils and staff to develop tolerance, perseverance, determination and resourcefulness
  • To help each child adopt healthy lifestyles with a sound knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect their physical and mental health and emotional well-being
  • To positively encourage parental and community involvement in all aspects of the life of the school
  • To provide a vibrant, happy and safe environment in which all people can share positive experiences and feel valued