Our Vision and Values

Vision statement

Inspire – Believe - Achieve

  • Through our curriculum and pedagogy, we will provide a richness that will inspire all our learners.

  • We will build in every learner a self-confidence to believe they can succeed

  • Together everyone can achieve

Through a first-class education the school enables all children to become confident, successful, resilient and independent members of society. Staff create a high performing and inspirational learning experience, where our children embrace a love of learning and are motivated to succeed.

Core values

At Stapleford Abbotts Primary our core values of Inspire, Believe and Achieve are of paramount importance to us and are embedded in every decision we make for our pupils. We aim to provide a high quality, innovative education ensuring that every child achieves their maximum potential and becomes a resilient learner.

School pledge

Our school pledge is important to us all and is referred to regularly. It sets the expectations of how we conduct ourselves at Stapleford Abbotts Primary Academy.

Capes and medals of success

Each cape and medal of success represents a Learning Behaviour children can demonstrate to become resilient learners. Key Stage One children are awarded a cape of success or medal in Key Stage Two for showing one of our 5 key Learning Behaviours:

  1. Resilience - Being able to recover quickly from difficulties

  2. Drive - Go over and above to achieve your goals.

  3. Quality - Always try your best with the presentation of your learning.

  4. Concentration - Think hard about your learning.

  5. Independence - Try to have a go on your own

Teachers add names to a jar if a child has demonstrated a key learning behaviour and at the end of each term all names go into a big draw to receive a special prize. Our staff and parents are really proud of how our children strive to become resilient learners who will push themselves to go 'the extra mile' to achieve.

We have an unrelenting focus on teaching and learning. Every teacher, teaching assistant, administrator and technician is focused on improving the learning opportunities for our children. We are confident that we can give your child the skills to become lifelong independent learners and give them the best possible platform to prepare them for university, college and twenty first century life.

'Free thinkers'

To develop our children's ability to think 'outside the box', we ask a philosophical question each Friday such as 'Why do elephants have big ears?', 'What do birds say to one another?, 'Why is the sky blue?' and 'What is love?' Free Thinking Friday provides opportunities for our children to answer questions which do not have a specific answer, allows for philosophical thinking and engages children in interesting discussions with their peers.

British values

All schools have a duty to ‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of: Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

We respect and enable our pupils to encounter these values in their everyday life at our school. They are embedded in everything that we do as a school.

Children have many opportunities for their voices to be heard. We have a school council which meets to discuss issues raised in class meetings. The council is able to genuinely effect change within the school. The council members for each year group are voted in by their class.

At the start of each academic year, we appoint a Head Boy and Head Girl of the school.

We use questionnaires so that children can share their viewpoints. Recently, we asked children a number of questions relating to their experience of remote learning.

The Rule of Law

The importance of Laws, whether they be those that govern the class, the school, or the country, are consistently reinforced throughout regular school days, as well as when dealing with behaviour and through school assemblies. Pupils are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken.

Individual Liberty

Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for young pupils to make choices safely, through provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example through PSHE lessons. Children make choices about clubs and sporting events they engage in. In class, pupils often make personal decisions about their level of challenge.

Mutual Respect

Mutual respect is at the heart of our values. Children learn that their behaviours have an effect on their own rights and those of others.

All members of the school community are expected to treat each other with respect. Our school has a real international flavour and we often have new children join our community. Children support each other with settling in.

Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs

In our school, we place a great emphasis on promoting diversity with the children. Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our RE and PSHE lessons reinforce this. Inclusion in our school is seamless with strategies in place to ensure children a range of cultures feel settled and supported, along with the range of different languages spoken. Our team supports the diverse families within our community.