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Our Vision and Values

Our Vision and Values 

Greenside Primary School

‘Where Children Come First’


Our Vision 

At Greenside Primary School we believe that our curriculum should offer children not only the National Curriculum but life skills and experiences beyond this. Alongside teaching the requirements of the national curriculum, key drivers have been identified. We have prioritised the key skills and aspirations we want our children to experience and develop during their time with us. We use these 'drivers' to underpin the learning and experiences we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched.  These key drivers are personal to our school and reflect the social and educational needs of our local area. The following key drivers underpin our learning and are developed through the school.  Our five key drivers for our school curriculum are: resilience, creativity, diversity, aspiration and community.

Our School Values 

Through consultation and collaboration with our children, staff, parents/carers and governors at Greenside Primary our chosen values were created. We all hold them in high regard and they are what we all truly believe in. 


To be 'Great at Greenside' we value: 

Safety - It is our duty to provide a safe environment and to teach our children how to keep themselves safe and healthy. It is important that everyone feels safe in our school and knows who to tell and what to do if they don't feel this way. 

Collaboration - We are committed to working in partnership with our children, parents/carers, staff, governors and the wider community. This happens through effective communication and the wide variety of active groups and organisations at Greenside Primary School. We listen to each other and learn from our mistakes. We work together as a team and help each other to achieve our goals. 

Inclusion - Greenside Primary School welcomes children families of all faiths and cultures. We recognise that every child is special and has individual needs. We enjoy, celebrate and learn from our differences which enables us to develop as upstanding citizens. 

Respect - We value and respect every member of the school by being polite, kind and caring. We show admiration for each other. 

Honesty - Truth and honesty is a vital part of being able to trust everyone in our school. We want everyone to be sincere and fair about things that affect us. We ensure that our school has an atmosphere of openness, providing clear and easy channels of communications. 

Recognition - Greenside enables everyone to be proud and recognise their achievements by celebrating every success, no matter how small. We encourage everyone to do their very best and persevere in the face of challenges. We always appreciate and recognise hard work and effort. 

Reflection - We believe that reflecting on your learning and behaviour has huge benefits to your successes. We are honest and learn from what has happened and then try to change. 

Aspirations - Our ethos is one of no excuses, high expectations and hard work resulting in the provision of learning experiences and opportunities which challenge, support and meet the academic, personal, social and spiritual needs of every child. We have the highest expectations of every member of our school community and encourage everyone to take responsibility for themselves and their learning and make a contribution to the success of the school. It is important that everyone has fun whilst learning. 

Happiness - Everyone has the right to be and feel happy. We believe that if we follow our Greenside rules then all our children, parents/carers, staff, governors and the community will be and feel happy. 

Our Vision and Values