"Pupils are proud of their school. Their good behaviour and positive attitudes make a strong contribution to their success."
Ofsted January 2013
Aims and Ethos
The aim of Mackie Hill J&I School is to provide an environment where all the members care for each other and share with each other. Each member should be treated with kindness and respect and encouraged to treat other members in a similar fashion.
Vision: Our vision is to nurture positive, independent children who are going to be able to make a valuable contribution to society.
Aims: Our aim is that all children at Mackie Hill will:
-develop values that make them enthusiastic about learning
-become active & reflective learners
-become aspirational about what they can achieve in the future.
Mackie Hill J & I School Charter
During their time at Mackie Hill, we will strive to ensure every child will...
*Participate in 5 different sports
*Take part in a public performance
*Take part in a residential visit
*Learn to swim
*Visit a theater to watch a live performance
*Learn key skills from an expert visitor (e.g. author, artist) *Learn basic first aid *Learn basic road safety *Visit an art gallery/museum *Grow & cook their own food *Correspond with pupils from a different country *Participate in a fundraising project for charity *Develop an understanding of the world of work/career choices/career aspirations *Take part in an enterprise project (develop financial capability) *Develop an understanding of how to protect the environment
*To promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through all appropriate curricular and extra-curricular opportunities. We aim to meet this objective with particular reference to issues of equality and diversity.
*To reduce prejudice and increase understanding of equality through direct teaching across the curriculum.
*To model teaching and learning behaviours that avoid labelling.
*To promote cultural development and understanding through a rich range of experience, both in and beyond school.
*To promote tolerance and respect for diversity in our community
*To strive to eradicate prejudice related bullying.
*To tackle prejudice and promote understanding in relation to people with disabilities.