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Welcome to Potley Hill Primary School

Dream Big, Aim High & Make a Difference

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Vision, Ethos, Aims & Values

  Potley Hill Primary School – Vision, Ethos, Aims & Values


Our School Vision;

“Dream Big, Aim High & Make a Difference”


Our School Aims are centred around the following core elements;

Teaching and Learning – We fully utilise our resources to develop life-long learners

  • Promote positive learning behaviours in a range of stimulating environments which celebrate progress and resilience
  • Appropriately pitched learning is accurately matched to the learning needs of pupils no matter what their starting point
  • Continually develop highly skilled and reflective practitioners who refine their practice to positively impact on pupil progress
  • Share and utilise expertise encouraging children to be leaders of their own learning

Community – We engage with and have an impact on the wider community

  • Visitors to school reflect the global community as well as the local community, with people representing all walks of life
  • The day-to-day activities of local organisations become entwined with that of our school
  • Pupils learn how both their behaviour and actions impact on the local and global community together with the natural environment

Inclusion – We effectively meet the individual needs of every pupil

  • Ensure all pupils can access all aspects of school through early identification and assessment of needs
  • Adapt, amend and refine the curriculum and systems within school to ensure provision is appropriate for every pupil
  • Provide relevant resources and support to meet individual identified needs

Health and Well-being – We support all children, staff and families to have a healthy mind and body

  • Educate children about health and well-being through the curriculum and a variety of supportive interventions
  • Provide all stakeholders with a safe and supportive environment to discuss issues and concerns
  • Offer opportunities to access early and intensive support from a range of professionals for a variety of needs.

Curriculum – We provide a diverse, challenging and engaging curriculum

  • Equip all pupils with the necessary language, literacy and number skills to communicate and express themselves effectively before moving on to the next stage of their learning journey and to act as a springboard to lifelong learning
  • Promote creativity, while nurturing and supporting individual talents and interests
  • Challenge children in all areas of learning to develop resilience and promote self-confidence
  • Provide a range of stimulating, exciting and unique experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, which enrich the lives of all pupils.

Staff – We enable all staff to feel valued and empowered to make a difference

  • Promote positive, supportive and respectful relationships between all colleagues
  • Ensure a professional culture is created through effective dialogue and appropriate challenge
  • Effective collaboration and communication ensure systems and procedures are as efficient as possible


Our School Values are:

Our School Rules are:









Move calmly

Listen carefully

Speak politely

Stay safe

Be honest

Act kindly




Pupil Guarantee:

Dear Children,

At Potley Hill we have designed our curriculum and wider opportunities to ensure you get the most out of your time at primary school.
We will provide you and the other children with lots of exciting opportunities that will help you learn and grow; we want you to enjoy learning and for you to do well.
We will do our very best to help you and all the children at Potley Hill to become successful learners and responsible citizens.
This Pupil Guarantee is the minimum you can expect during your time at Potley Hill.
We will also support your family and the community and they can see what we offer them by reading the school Vision Document.

Mr Ellis
(Head Teacher)

You will get the chance to:

  1. Learn about a range of subjects and areas
  2. Learn an instrument with specialist music teachers
  3. Work with real authors or actors
  4. Take part in themed and ‘Wow’ days
  5. Learn how to keep yourself and others safe
  6. Learn basic life skills including: cooking, swimming, cycling and road safety
  7. Be able to access online learning opportunities
  8. Watch a live theatre performance
  9. Go on two residential visits across KS2
  10. Work with specialist teachers for areas such as dance
  11. Go on a range of visits to different places
  12. Take part in lots of different afterschool clubs
  13. Perform in plays, assemblies and shows
  14. Take part in outdoor learning including mud kitchen and community garden
  15. Represent the school in sport and other competitions
  16. Learn about people who are the same and different from you
  17. Celebrate key traditions and events that represent the makeup of our school community and the wider UK population e.g. Black History Month, Remembrance Sunday, religious festivals, bonfire night
  18. Use up to date technology
  19. To use a range of indoor and outdoor play equipment
  20. Learn how to have a healthy mind and body
  21. Learn how to become an economically active member of society e.g. computer coding, enterprise activities
  22. Learn how to be a socially responsible citizen
  23. Support the local and global community e.g. charity work
  24. Socialise and learn with children from other schools
  25. Get involved in school community events such as school fairs and shows
  26. Receive support to further your outside interests and talents

Value Expectations for Pupils