Stanton St QuintinPrimary School

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Our Ethos and Values

Our ethos and values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to be confident, happy citizens.

Our ethos statement is -

To motivate, to educate and to nurture 

We want our children to be motivated individuals with the resilience and determination to continually better themselves. Through the curriculum they will refine their ability to create, perform, author high quality work, develop positive self-esteem and instil and demonstrate a set of core values and attitudes.

We want our children to be educated and understand a rich body of critical knowledge, skills and concepts that equip them to succeed in the world, enabling them to have an impact on themselves and others.

We aim to nurture our children on their journey through life, so they can grow into safe, caring, democratic and responsible adults who make a positive difference to British society and to the wider world.

We have 6 core values which are at the heart of all we do, and underpin this vision. 


‘I am friendly and caring in my words and actions.’


‘I treat others how I would like to be treated.’


‘I rise to a challenge and I am brave.’


‘I am honest and helpful and make the right choices.’


‘I don’t give up and I bounce back from my mistakes.’


'I can appreciate all that I have'

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British Values

Our school reflects the British Values and Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development in all that we do.  We work exceptionally hard to ensure that the fundamental British Values and SMSC provision are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school.

Our school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events and a range of visits. Stanton is committed to serving its community and we recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom.

All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding.‚Äč

How we promote and incorporate British Values at Stanton

(Please note that this list is not exhaustive)


  • Our School Council promotes the democratic process.  

  • Through our curriculum and assemblies children are taught about and encouraged to respect public institutions and services.

  • Our marking policy encourages feedback enabling pupils to respond to and influence the learning process.

  • Children create and adhere to class codes of conduct.

  • Pupils and parents are surveyed and the results of those surveys inform aspects of the School Improvement Plan.

  • We have a house system and captains are elected as well as sports ambassadors, supporting PE across the school, and promoting our school in local sporting competitions.

  • Children are encouraged to voice their opinions in formal and informal ways (e.g.suggestion boxes, questionnaires).

  • Key Stage Workshops - (e.g. Parliament Online, visit from barrister as part of Crime & Punishment.

Individual Liberty

  • Children are provided with boundaries which encourage them to make choices safely.

  • Pupils are encouraged to respectfully express their views and beliefs.

  • Pupils have key roles and responsibilities within school, such as: School Council, Eco- Council, Sports Crew, Digital Leaders

  • Pupils have the opportunity and are encouraged to take part in a broad range of extra-curricular activities.

  • Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and advised how to exercise these safely, for example, through our PHSE and E-Safety lessons.

  • Pupils know who to speak to if they are worried or concerned about themselves or others, e.g.teachers, trusted adults


Respect of those of different faith and beliefs

  • We celebrate major world religion festivals throughout the year.  E.g. Diwali, World Religions Day.

  • Our RE and PSHE curriculum provides children with a broad and balanced understanding of world religions and promotes respect for the beliefs of others.

  • Our staff is representative of our school community.

  • We provide resources to ensure that all pupils are effectively integrated into the teaching and learning process and the wider school community, including those that join at different starting points and those who have English as an additional language.


Mutual Respect

  • Pupils work in teams, share ideas in public and show respect for other pupils’ opinions during class discussions, assemblies and concerts.

  • School rules of Ready, Respect, Safe, reinforce mutual respect.

  • All members of the school community treat each other with respect and model this in behaviour with colleagues and pupils.

  • Pupils work together in different groups and situations in different lessons and subjects.

  • All pupils participate in live productions and collective worship throughout the school year.

Being part of Britain

  • Geography

    • Know the capital cities, rivers and mountains

    • Know the difference between Great Britain, England and UK

  • History – Know and remember key events in British History

The Rule of Law

  • We have clear rules and expectations of behaviour and a Whistle Blowing policy which is adhered to by all pupils, staff and other stakeholders.

  • Each class has a class code of conduct created by the pupils at the start of each academic year which we refer to as a class charter.

  • School collective worships follow regular themes and include e-safety, road safety, stranger danger and caring for the environment.

  • Attendance and punctuality is good and all stakeholders are aware of the importance of being at school.

  • Pupils follow, respect and understand the need for different rules in different situations, i.e. PE lessons, school visits, classrooms and the playground.

  • Pupils are awarded weekly certificates in recognition of their learning behaviours and demonstrating core values.  

  • Visits from emergency services and MPs/councillors, reinforces the rule of law and the reasoning/purpose behind them.

  • The school supports pupils in regulating their own behaviour to make choices for the well-being of themselves and others.