Lamberhurst St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School

Lamberhurst St. Mary's
Church of England (VC) Primary School

Governors' Strategic Plan

Governors' Strategic Plan, 2021-2024


Our Vision Statement is the foundation of all that we do:

       That every child and every adult at Lamberhurst St Mary’s is able to be and wants to be the very best that they can, because they have
       the opportunities and the support to do so.     


Lamberhurst St Mary’s aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  We welcome all, regardless of their faith or belief.
The school encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils and staff in everything that it does.

Lamberhurst St Mary’s will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.


To help us towards our vision we embed Values into our curriculum: 

Community    Aspiration    Resilience

Links will be made to learning in all areas of the curriculum and we will also promote the fundamental British Values of:

  • Democracy
  • The rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

Strategic Plan

Lamberhurst St Mary’s Primary School aspires to be a welcoming, inclusive family with a Christian ethos, with a sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care. To achieve this we aim to:

  • maintain Lamberhurst St Mary’s as the school of choice for parents and their children in Lamberhurst and its surrounding area and preserve the fact the area is proud of the contribution the school makes to the community.
  • make pupils feel valued and heard, providing them with the tools, vocabulary, and confidence to voice their choices, opinions and concerns.
  • develop life skills within the pupils, enabling them to make successful transitions to KS2 and beyond.
  • provide continued support so the school aspires to continued improvement in pupil outcomes.
  • support staff through professional development.
  • ensure with the lead of the Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team that the curriculum is knowledge based and prepares and equips the children for the future.
  • ensure that the school remains on a strong and secure financial footing.
  • promote a framework that contributes to making the school greener.

Towards this we strive to be a school where:

  • our children feel safe, are enthusiastic, secure and confident. 
  • they enjoy their learning and are successful in it.  
  • we nurture their uniqueness and respond to their diverse needs. 
  • we enable them to succeed and make a meaningful contribution to the world.
  • our staff team enjoys working with children and together we support and challenge each other to be the best we can be.  
  • we are committed to achieving outstanding provision for all.
  • our leadership is strong and shared, leads by example, enables and motivates, and constantly strives to ensure excellence in all we do.
  • our curriculum is stimulating, broad, creative and relevant, focused on the whole child, so that it prepares and equips children for the future.
  • our learning environment, both indoor and outdoor, is exciting, encourages all to participate, celebrates learning and is well maintained and safe.
  • we nurture relationships that are based on trust and respect, and value everyone's contribution.  
  • we actively seek to work in partnership with parents and carers.
  • we create learning opportunities that inspire, encourage and support children.  We help them to develop skills to reflect on their learning and gain confidence to take risks so that they achieve high standards throughout the school.
  • we continue to build on a heritage earned from serving Lamberhurst; innovating practice and confidently sharing this knowledge with others around us. 
  • we actively support and learn from other schools.

Our strategic plan for the coming 3 years has a focus on the areas that will deliver the greatest impact for children.  It is in line with the School Improvement Plan priorities of Overall Effectiveness, Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years Provision.

The above will be regularly monitored by governor visits throughout the academic year which are reported to the Full Governing Body (FGB).  Minutes of FGB meetings are publicly available on request from the Clerk to the Governing Body via email: