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Stechford Primary School

Values and Ethos


Stechford Primary School works with everyone to create a happy, safe and stimulating environment where children are motivated to learn together. By maintaining high expectations of ourselves and each other, our children will be equipped to encounter opportunities and challenges with resilience and determination. We encourage a curiosity about the world and strive to ensure that our pupils will contribute positively to it, both now and in the future.

Academic achievement is only part of the vision for our school. We provide many opportunities for pupils to practice in and master the performing and visual arts, and develop their speaking and listening skills through whole school assemblies, concerts, performances and musical proms. The school is characterised by its varied, creative and challenging curriculum- based on real, enquiry-based learning.

An important and distinctive feature of our school is the very positive relationships enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents. A central aim of Stechford Primary School is to provide a rich and supportive, child-centred learning environment, which is age appropriate for the needs of all our pupils. Some pupils are vulnerable and may have a limited understanding of the world around them. We make it our mission to support these pupils by providing them with emotional support as well as ensuring the curriculum is based on consistent, child-centred, quality teaching and learning throughout the school.

Stechford Primary School is an inclusive school, intent on ensuring that all pupils reach their potential in a culture of success. As a team, we are passionate about preparing our pupils to be successful adults in an ever-changing, technologically advanced society. We encourage our pupils to aim high. We value their individuality and creativity, and equip them with the skills, self-discipline and confidence to succeed. Where there are barriers, we pride ourselves on embracing different approaches and seizing new opportunities to ensure high-quality learning.

Our School Values – Challenge, Achieve, Resilience and Encourage (CARE)

Our whole school curriculum is underpinned by our School values:

Challenge Achieve Resilience Encourage

Challenge and Resilience- Pupils are taught to be leaders of their own learning through a broad and balanced curriculum, which encourages collaboration between pupils. It is encouraged and modelled from Nursery through to Year 6 for pupils to take responsibility for their learning and support others. At Stechford Primary School, pupils understand that, at times, learning and life can be hard but that they can develop the resilience to overcome these hardships and succeed.

Encourage and Achieve – At Stechford Primary School we believe that pupils can overcome any barrier with guidance and support from the whole school community including peers, staff and parents. In a learning environment that always encourages and creates an ethos of not being afraid to fail we will always achieve!

British Values

Everyone is welcome in our school.

At Stechford Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of our staff, our pupils and their families. We observe a variety of events and our curriculum includes lessons, assemblies and performances to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world.

We know that the components of British Values are not exclusively “British” and are held dear by other nationalities, it is essential that schools keep children safe and prepare them for life in modern Britain.

Our aim therefore is to actively promote and embed the fundamental British Values of:

  • Democracy (respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process)

  • The rule of law (respect for the basis on which law is made and applies in England. Support for equality of opportunity for all)

  • Individual liberty (support and respect for the liberties of all within the law)

  • Mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs (respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs)

 Actively promoting also means that pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values will be challenged.


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