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School Values and Ethos

Our vision is to create a thriving school that provides a stimulating, safe and caring environment. We strive for children to become resilient and successful learners.


We will:

  • design a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which excites and empowers children to develop into life-long learners;
  • develop our children's ability to think for themselves;
  • enable children to embrace opportunities and take pride in their achievements;
  • enable our children to take risks in their learning and embrace challenge in order to achievement more;
  • support children in making a positive contribution to our local and global community.


Our Values - develop and share British Values:

  • COOPERATION: Work with others, become a team player;
  • KINDNESS: Kind hands, kind voices, kind deeds;
  • RESPECT: For other people, property and the natural world;
  • RESILIENCE: Accept mistakes, learn from them and make things better next time;
  • INDEPENDENCE: Develop a strong sense of self, make sensible decisions, reflect on own conduct;
  • SHARING: Share what we have, take turns and help others to share too.

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens. We change our value every half term. We share stories linked with our value in Whole School assemblies 

Summer 1: Resilience 

It is important to learn how to get through difficult times.

We can learn new things or find ways to get better. We can learn by making mistakes.

When things don’t go as we want them to, it can be really hard to remain resilient.

The important thing is how we adapt to the situation that we didn’t expect. 

Other people including family, friends and teachers can help us when we are worried or unsure about things. 

Talking to other people can help us to find ways to do things differently and stay hopeful.

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There are two top definitions for sharing:


1. Giving something that belongs to you to someone else out of the goodness of your heart. 
2. When two people do something together.

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The word 'respect' comes from two Latin words: 're' meaning 'back' and 'specere', meaning 'to look'. So the meaning of our modern word seems to have developed from an idea of looking back at, regarding, or considering someone or something.


Today, the word means 'to value someone highly for what they say or do' or 'to treat people politely and thoughtfully, to show we value them.'



Our value this half term is kindness. We will be thinking about 'kind words, kind thoughts, kind deeds' and how we can support each other to be kind. During our Reading Buddy time, we will be showing kindness when we help each other with tricky words. Our School Council are working on kindness at playtime and lunchtime. If you see anybody being kind in our school, please add it to our values tree in the main reception.



We  talked about cooperation in our classes and during assemblies. We learnt how to be co-operative:

  • Listen carefully so that you understand what people are saying.
  • Share your things with others.
  • Take turns when more than one person wants to do the same thing.
  • Compromise when you have a serious conflict.
  • Do your best.
  • Encourage people to do their best.
  • Make people feel that what they are doing is important. Working together is a lot more fun that way.
  • Thank people for the part they are playing.

The children spotted members of the school community that were demonstrating co-operation and celebrated their achievements by filling in a tag and placing it on our values tree.