Headteacher: Paul Mashinter, Carr Green Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire HD6 3LT
Our vision, ethos and strategic direction
Respect • Responsibility • Resilience
For our school community
The primary goal of the Governing Board at Carr Green is to help children to become reflective, confident, independent, caring and healthy young people. We recognise that positive relationships have a huge impact on learning, so each day begins with a circle, which is an intentional opportunity to start with a chance for everyone (including adults) to share how they are feeling as we begin another school day. We talk about making choices and this is clearly reflected in our behaviour policy and practice. The concept of 'team' is integral to our philosophy, so we seek to celebrate successes openly and face challenges with the question, 'Who do I need to help me with this?' We also ask parents to support us with our relationships policy.
For our children
As Headteacher, I am committed to making sure learning is engaging so that you have every opportunity to be the best that you can be. I expect everyone to work with you and for you and I expect you to try your hardest to work with us. I’ll say yes if you ask, unless there is good reason to say no. When you get stuck, we’ll help; when you feel unhappy, we’ll sort things out quickly; and when you make a big effort with your challenges we’ll really celebrate your successes! We want Carr Green children to be respectful, take responsibility and grow in resilience.
For our teaching staff
As teachers we have 4 central priorities:
Excessive clarity – ensuring that everything we stand for is fully understood by everyone
Emotional engagement – making learning meaningful
Engaging questioning – deepening understanding
Effective feedback – accelerating learning
Aspire not to have more, but to be more.