Mission Statement

The Gifford Mission Statement is:


Working in partnership to provide excellent and enjoyable education which enables all children to achieve their highest standards.


We do this by: 

  • Giving a high priority to Literacy and Numeracy.


  • Enabling our children to have as wide a range of suitable experiences and activities as possible in a broad and balanced curriculum.


  • Working in partnership with parents and the wider community.


  • Developing enthusiastic life long learners and valued members of the community.


  • Setting clear values and attitudes within a happy, secure and fair environment.


  • Helping pupils to develop personal and moral values, respect for religious values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways to live.


  • Providing a happy, healthy, secure and stimulating environment.


At Gifford, we believe that:

  • Adults model behaviour. The interaction and relationships between staff and by staff to the children are crucial to developing the communication and behaviour that we are seeking from our pupils.


  • Gifford should be an exciting and enjoyable place to learn. Therefore, not only should lessons be lively, challenging and engaging, but also there should be a buzz about our school. This comes from an exciting environment, with a wide range of clubs and activities and from all that we do in providing as wider range of experiences as possible.


  • We place a huge priority on core skills and especially those in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and ICT.