Ethos and Values

ACE; Ambitious, Curious and Ever-respectful

At our school we want our children to be

  • ambitious: ‘to have or show a strong desire and determination to succeed’
  • curious: ‘to be eager to know or learn about something’
  • ever-respectful: ‘to have due regard for the feelings, wishes, and or rights of others.

We use these terms in our everyday interactions together and they help us to work, learn and play successfully.

Our School Aims

  • Promote the awareness that each child is unique celebrating our similarities and differences. We are an inclusive school and work hard to ensure our pupils feel valued and respect others, regardless of background or beliefs. We regularly talk about and explore these issues through our work in RE, SMSC and discussion about British Values.
  • Develop challenging experiences and activities to foster individual self esteem and confidence. A child’s self-esteem affects their friendships with other children, their success in school, their ability to deal with problems and their overall confidence, so we work hard to provide learning experiences which help children to develop resilience and self-belief.
  • Develop in each child a real love of learning with a key focus initially on fostering, for every child, a love of reading. We understand that being able to read fluently and comprehend gives children access to the broadest range of subjects through which they can be curious and ambitious for themselves.
  • Provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum that shows progress and continuity from EYFS to the end of Key Stage Two so that each child meets their full learning potential. We are proud of our ever-evolving curriculum design, and we are passionate about making learning progressive, relevant and enjoyable.

At Hill West Primary School we are dedicated to the whole child and as such we:

  • Develop and foster strong home-school relationships. We believe that developing excellent relationships between home and school as early as possible is vital to each child’s success.
  • Develop stimulating and inclusive learning environments. Our teachers know their learners; they provide learning environments where it is safe to speak out, yet challenging enough to encourage new ways to look at, think about, and use skills.

We work hard to enable all our pupils to become responsible citizens so they can make a positive contribution to society.