Vision and Ethos
- To encourage our pupils to strive for educational, moral, and spiritual excellence.
- To provide our pupils with an exemplary standard of education that is broad and rich in order to develop a love of learning, and a sense of pride about their progress and achievements.
- To create learning opportunities that inspire, encourage and support our pupils at all levels.
- To imbue our pupils with the British and Jewish values of respect, tolerance and understanding towards all cultures and beliefs, and to care about the community and the wider world.
- To nurture a safe and caring environment where all pupils, families and staff feel welcome and valued.
- To ensure our learning environment is well-maintained and safe, both indoors and outdoors.
- To educate our pupils with important life-skills that will set them on the path to become socially-aware, responsible and caring citizens of the world.
- To provide our pupils with the opportunity to develop a sense of identification and belonging to the Jewish nation and the State of Israel, as well as to feel an important part within the fabric of a diverse Britain.
- To promote the school’s identity and standing within our community by fostering links with other local schools.
Teach the child according to his individual needs and even when he is old he will not depart from it. - Mishlei 22.6
The central aim of the Mathilda Marks-Kennedy Jewish Primary School is to provide high quality experiences in all aspects of education and school life, within an atmosphere where respect for the individual enables children to grow in knowledge and understanding. We believe that this will enable children to develop into young people who are fulfilled and able to make a positive contribution to society and to our community. We aim to do this in the context of a warm and welcoming Jewish environment so that our children will develop authentic Jewish values and a love of Jewish learning within a modern world. We see Zionism and a love of the Land of Israel as central to our lives.