Our Values

Shire Oak CE (VC) Primary School - Statement of Values

Rooted in the community – growing for the future


What are our values?

Children at Shire Oak enjoy creative teaching and high quality learning.

All our children are encouraged to fulfil their potential in a happy, safe and nurturing


We express our Christian values in a sensitive way while, at the same time, welcoming families of

different faiths and beliefs.

Children at Shire Oak recognise their responsibilities towards each other, the local community

and the wider world.


How do we live our values?


Teaching and Learning

Our aim is for all children to make the best possible progress through high quality teaching and


We ensure children develop the key skills they will need for later life.

We provide all children with a broad and balanced education that meets their particular needs.

Children and staff are encouraged to be creative in all areas of learning.

The school works closely with parents/carers; we recognise that children are more likely to fulfil

their potential when we work together.


A happy, safe and nurturing environment

Staff and pupils show mutual respect for each other.

We enjoy a stimulating and purposeful atmosphere in school.

Our school is a happy place; children know that their concerns will be dealt with promptly and


Children learn to be good friends, to care for each other and work cooperatively.

School provides a safe and secure environment in which children learn to deal with risk



Social responsibility and behaviour

We expect high standards of behaviour from all members of the school community.

Children develop an understanding of right and wrong.

Children are supported to play an active part in the life of the school.

Children develop the knowledge and skills to make positive life choices.

Through sharing and celebrating different faiths, children develop an awareness of the role of

spirituality in everyday life.


The school and the community

Children are encouraged to play an active part in the local community and develop an

understanding of their role as global citizens.

The school works closely with partners from our local community to provide a wide range of

learning experiences.

We actively promote environmental sustainability in all aspects of school life.


February 2011