Vision, Aims and Values

Our vision and values are at the core of everything we do, enabling pupils to grow as confident learners and happy citizens.

Our Vision

Imagine a stimulating place ringing with the sound of children’s laughter.

See confident, reflective and playful learners, filled with their own sense of purpose and self-belief.

Listen in, as they discuss the challenge of new experiences, pose questions and solve problems.

Admire the high levels of academic, sporting and artistic achievement, as everyone strives to be the best that they can be.

Marvel at the use of technology as children explore the possibilities

See how learning extends beyond the school gates, to embrace the outdoors and wider community.

Enjoy the security and the harmony of a group of people who nurture and care for each other.

Sense their respect for people from different backgrounds and cultures, for society and the natural world.

Sense everyone’s pride in themselves, each other and their school.

This is our school – a place where we ‘Capture the imagination of young minds’.

A place where everyone shines with possibility.

Our Values

Our values began as a short list of four, but soon grew as children identified other values that they felt were important to encourage in school. We now have nine and we refer to them as ‘The 9Rs’. They are an integral part of our ‘C.L.I.M.B. Learning’ (Character Lies in My Behaviour) and underpin what we call ‘Poppleton Pride’. They are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Resourcefulness and Readiness
  • Resilience and Risk-taking
  • Reflection
  • Reverence
  • Reciprocity

Equality Statement

At Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, we are committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all pupils, staff, parents and carers irrespective of race, gender, disability, belief, sexual orientation, age or socio-economic background. We aim to develop a culture of inclusion and diversity in which all those connected to the school feel proud of their identity and ability to participate fully in school life.

We tackle discrimination through the positive promotion of equality, by challenging bullying and stereotypes and by creating an environment which champions respect for all.

At Poppleton Ousebank Primary School, we believe that diversity is a strength which should be respected and celebrated by all those who learn, teach and visit us.

Equality in Teaching and learning

We provide all our pupils with the opportunity to succeed and to reach the highest level of personal achievement. We do this by:

  • Ensuring equality of access for all pupils and preparing them for life in a diverse society
  • Using materials that reflect diversity without stereotyping
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge any discriminatory behaviour or prejudice
  • Providing opportunities for pupils to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures
  • Seeking to involve all parents in supporting their child’s education
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our pupils.
Equality in Admissions and Exclusions

Our admissions arrangements are fair and transparent and do not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender, religion, belief, disability and/or socio-economic background.

Equal Opportunities for Staff

All staff appointments and promotions are made on the basis of merit and ability and in compliance with the law.