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Outwoods Primary School

Our Ethos and Values

Mission Statement

At Outwoods Primary School we are working together as a community to provide a secure, inclusive and stimulating environment, promoting creativity, enjoyment and personal success.

Our Vision, Ethos and Values

We work together as a community to provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment where children are motivated to learn and are encouraged to reach their full potential. We prepare our children for life within a diverse and changing world with ‘all that it means to be British’ at the centre of our ethos.

Ours is a school with an ethos and purpose which values every-one as an individual, which strives to nurture and develop each pupil where difference is seen as an enrichment of life and where thinking is challenged positively.

When our children leave, they will know how to learn, will be ambitious for themselves, have high self-esteem, thrive on challenge, empathise with the needs of others, have discovered new talents and developed a love for life-long learning.

We value:

  • Differences
  • Creativity
  • Support
  • Care and consideration
  • Fun and enjoyment

We respect:

  • Differences
  • Ambition
  • Commitment

We celebrate:

  • Differences
  • Creativity
  • Fulfilment
  • Enthusiasm
  • Success

We aim:

To promote the highest standards of teaching and learning so that the children can become successful, independent and active learners who make good progress.

To develop and use resources effectively thereby ensuring a challenging and enjoyable learning environment.

To encourage parents and carers to play an active role in their child’s education.


British Values

According to Ofsted, the fundamental British values are:

  • democracy.
  • the rule of law.
  • individual liberty.
  • mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

At Outwoods, we teach these values across the whole curriculum, during assemblies and throughout the school day. We believe that modelling these values is key - tolerance and respect permeate our school culture. Pupils elect their own house captains, eco and school councillors and help develop school and class rules. We also plan a wide variety of extra-curricular trips (for example to the Houses of Parliament local council chamber) to teach the children about democracy in action and which build respect for different faiths (for example visits to a Mosque, local church and a local synagogue).