Our Vision

Our school will be the extended family that is there to support, inspire and prepare our children to be their BEST.

With love and compassion, we will provide a sense of belonging in a safe, happy and supportive environment, with clear and consistent boundaries.

Children get one chance to be at school. Let us make it the BEST chance through:

• Quality teaching

• Celebrating achievement

• Enriching experiences

• Strong relationships


Our Moto - Believe Endeavour Succeed Together – underpins all that we do. Because we are ambitious for the future, we strive to be our BEST each day through hard work and determination. We support our children and create an environment where everyone can ask for the help and support they need whilst also teaching the importance of independence. We celebrate achievement, share in the joy of other people's successes and offer encouragement to everyone in our school family as they endeavour to be their BEST.

Our Values

As a school family, we share and live by our agreed values. We recognise the ‘golden apple’ inside each and every one of us and this is strengthened through consistently promoting excellent behaviour.  We recognise that our values curriculum is at the heart of everything we do.  Pupils are supported to develop their understanding of these values through assembly, through our curriculum, through wider experiences and through our behaviour policy which is built upon our ‘Golden Rules’.

Our Golden Rules are:

·         Do listen

·         Do work hard

·         Do look after property

·         Do be kind and helpful

·         Do be honest

·         Do be gentle


Our values are:

·         Respect

·         Love

·         Acceptance and Tolerance

·         Resilience


These values motivate our actions and serve as guiding principles which promote happiness in ourselves and in others.


British Values

In addition to our School Values, we also uphold British values.  As a school we promote British values ensuring that our children leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. We support the values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith. Through aspects of school life such as voting for school council members, assemblies and discrete PSHE lessons, these values are embedded within our curriculum.


Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is built to support, inspire and prepare our children for their future.

Support: We recognise the importance of an ambitious and bespoke curriculum which enables all our children to thrive.  We quickly identify each child’s unique starting point and ensure the foundations for learning are fully embedded through quality speaking and listening and a focus on early reading success.  Children are supported to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to be life-long learners.  This includes an awareness of how to ensure their own physical and social emotional well-being for future stability and success.  We promote positive behaviours and ensure a safe learning environment for all. As children move through school, new learning is embedded with regular practice and review.  We value a strong and supportive home-school relationship which is essential to a child’s future success. 

Inspire: We want all our children to be ambitious for their future; to have experiences which open up new ideas and a passion to pursue a future path which will bring them happiness and fulfilment in life.  Through a broad and diverse curriculum and a wide-ranging extra-curricular offer, we aim to provide opportunity to develop new interests, identify talents and promote a thirst for learning.

Prepare: We believe a quality education is the key to future success.  Our children benefit from a deliberately planned, ambitious curriculum which is tailored to their needs.  Preparing our children for the next step in their personal and academic journey is an essential part of what we do.  We take pride in knowing our children and families and ensure all our children are provided with our BEST each and every day. 

Each of our Values has icons, whose lives help us to better understand our values.


When Steve Cunningham lost his sight, he was an

aspiring footballer with big hopes and dreams.

Losing his sight changed everything and he found

himself lost, confused and lonely. Steve is many

things but a quitter is not one of them so he

decided to embrace this change and become the

fastest blind man on earth. BBC NEWS | Northern Ireland | Blind pilot lands safely


When Susie King Taylor was born in slavery in 1848,

it was illegal to educate  African Americans in

Georgia but she learned to read and write at a young

age thanks to a secret school. To read the incredible

story of how she went on to become the first black

Army nurse during the Civil War,

visit https://www.amightygirl.com/blog?p=25902

Susie King Taylor is also the author of the only

memoir published by an African American woman

about her experiences during the Civil War --

it is still in print today at http://amzn.to/2mrxYR3



Until the age of 6, Tatyana McFadden was living in a

Russian orphanage walking on her hands because

there were no wheelchairs available and was known

by the orphanage’s staff for her stubborn “I can do it

on my own” personality.

Her entire life changed in 1995 when her future

adoptive mother Deborah McFadden, met Tatyana

while visiting her orphanage and adopted her

Tatyana went on to be an 11 times  medal winning Paralympian

Rio Paralympics 2016: Three things about Tatyana McFadden - BBC Sport


After making contact with an unsighted, stationary

car at over 120mph during a British F4 race at

Donnington Park circuit, Billy Monger  was left with

life-changing injuries and received amputations to both legs.

Despite the huge personal challenges that lay ahead

, Billy wasted no time in setting out his goal to return

to motor racing in the future.

In a car specially modified by Carlin, Billy made his

return to racing in March, 2018, in the British F3

Championship. Taking part less than a year after his

 accident, Billy went on to finish an incredible third

and walked onto the podium.

Billy Monger: Double amputee hails 'surreal' podium finish on British F3 debut - BBC Sport


 In 1996, the Ku Klux Klan was holding a meeting near

the University of Michigan, and hundreds of people

came out to protest. That's when 18-year-old student

Keshia Thomas made headlines. She used her body

as a human shield to protect a man wearing a

Confederate flag T-shirt as he was being physically

attacked by protesters

You can read more about Keisah here The teenager who saved a man with an SS tattoo - BBC News


Pearl Cornioley, formerly Witherington, became the

leader of 1,500 French freedom fighters during World

War II .She was recommended for the Military Cross

but, as a woman, was not allowed to receive it. She

turned down an MBE, saying it was a "civil  decoration".

At 92, she finally received her Parachute Wings at her

retirement home in France. A female secret service

agent was finally honoured by the Royal Air Force -

63 years after first complaining at the "injustice" of

not getting her "wings". WWII French Resistance Fighters: Pearl Cornioley - Warfare History Network



Through a series of assemblies children learn about the United Kingdom and the values that unite us a country.


In our first assembly, we look at the countries that make up the United Kingdom, locating them on a map. We discuss the patron saints of each country and the emblems and flags that represent each country. We discuss how the countries are united by their belief in democracy.  


In our second assembly we talk about the Magana Carta which set out the beginnings of democracy in the United Kingdom. We also discuss how the Magana Carta set out the beginning of the Rule of Law


Even though the Magna Carta gave some people the right to vote, it wasn't until 1969 that all men and women over the age of 18 won the right to vote. We discuss the suffrage that took place between 1215 and 1969 to ensure that everyone had this right.  In assembly, we discuss how important it is to use this right and to make sure that everyone has equal rights and is equally respected.


We end the series of assemblies by discussing how individual rights/liberty means that we also have individual responsibility. We discuss how it is our behaviour that acts to show others what our values are. Using the example of Diana Princess of Wales  (who visited AIDs patients at a time when many  people were afraid of them) and Ernest "Magic" Johnson (who told the wold he had AIDs at a time when AIDS patients were shunned),  we discuss how our behaviour is how we show mutual respect





Alan Mathison Turing  was an English mathematician

and computer scientist. He was highly influential in

the development of computes

At the start of World War Two Turing, along with

other mathematicians, was recruited to break enemy

codes. Working at Bletchley Park, Turing built a

machine called a Bombe. It sped-up code-cracking

efforts from weeks to hours by trying multiple

permutations. The information gleaned helped the

Allies gain an upper hand in the war.

Despite these accomplishments, he was never fully

recognised in his home country during his lifetime

due to his homosexuality 

BBC Two - Icons: The Greatest Person of the 20th Century, Series 1, Live Final, Chris Packham on Alan Turing

Malala Yousafzai was attacked for saying girls should

be allowed to stay in education.

She was shot in the head, neck and shoulder while

travelling home from school after writing an

anonymous diary about life under the extremists.

After recovering from her near-fatal injuries, she and

her family relocated to Birmingham. In 2014, she

became the youngest person ever to win the Nobel

Peace Prize, at the age of 17. Three years later she

accepted a place to study at Lady Margaret Hall at




Lemn Sissay, poet, performer and chancellor at the University of Manchester, was born in Billinge Hospital near to our school, to an Ethiopian student on 21 May 1967.

His mother refused to sign the adoption papers. She wanted her child to be fostered while she studied.

The social worker handed Lemn to foster parents and declared his name “Norman”. The foster parents, Catherine and David Greenwood, went on to have three children of their own. At 12, Lemn was sent away to children’s homes.


At the age of 17, Lemn used his unemployment benefit money to publish his first poetry pamphlet which he sold to striking miners in Lancashire.When he was 18 years old he moved to Manchester and became a literature development worker at Commonword, .

Lemn met his birth mother when he was 21, after a long search.  


Close to school, there is a building named the Carnegie Library. Andrew Carnegie was a Scottish-American industrialist, and philanthropist.

Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century and became one of the richest Americans in history. During the last 18 years of his life, he gave away $350 million (conservatively $65 billion in 2019 dollars, based on percentage of GDP) to charities, foundations, and universities – almost 90 percent of his fortune. His 1889 article proclaiming "The Gospel of Wealth" called on the rich to use their wealth to improve society, and stimulated a wave of philanthropy.