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Ethos and Aims

Church Hill Primary School – ʻOnward and upwardʼ.

At Church Hill School we aim to create a stimulating and caring environment enabling all children to maximise their potential through effective teaching and learning. We aim to develop the whole child by encouraging high social and academic standards and valuing and respecting everyone involved with the school, thus benefiting the wider community

  • Children learn best when they are happy and secure. The first aim therefore is to create a happy, secure, stable and caring environment in which children can develop to the full.

  • No two children learn in exactly the same way. We aim to meet the needs of every child by providing varied and challenging learning experiences in order to help pupils develop lively inquiring minds, to be creative and to expand their intellectual capacities. We aim to develop a childʼs independence and personal responsibility in the learning situation, so that with encouragement they become self-disciplined, well motivated and best equipped towards fulfilling their individual potential.

  • Children need skills and knowledge, which are relevant to adult life and which will enable them to cope with our changing world. We aim to provide a sound foundation in literacy, numeracy and ICT skills and to foster attitudes towards these disciplines so that pupils can use these skills efficiently and effectively.

  • Children need to understand the world in which they live. We aim to provide opportunities so that children can gain a wide knowledge, experience and understanding across the curriculum. In doing so they will develop, use and apply language, mathematical and creative skills, which will enable them to gain and understand new information.

  • Children need to be able to integrate into and contribute to society. We aim to impart moral values including tolerance of all religions, races and ways of life,as well as fostering international links. We encourage children to relate positively with others and to take responsibility for their own actions.



School Values


We have adopted the Olympic and Paralympic values as our own.

Respect – fair play; knowing ones own limits; and taking care of ones health and the environment
Excellence – how to give the best of oneself, on the field of play or in life; taking part; and progressing according to ones own objectives
Friendship – how, to understand each other despite any differences
Determination – the drive and motivation to overcome both physical and mental barriers in order to achieve your goals.
Courage – having the self-belief and confidence to overcome adversity and face difficulty.
Equality –  showing respect and humility towards all those around you in the spirit of fair play.
Inspiration – to be motivated by the achievements and actions of others and to be a positive example to others


Teaching Aims


We aim to provide a highly professional, caring and effective teaching staff who can bring to their teaching their knowledge and experience of the society in which we all live.


Non Teaching Staff Aims


We aim to provide a support service that will enable all staff to work effectively and to provide a good working environment for the children.


Parents Aims


We aim to encourage parents to be supportive of their children and the school and to work in partnership in the educational process.


Governors Aims


We aim to be well informed, accessible and supportive.


All Aims


We aim to promote positive partnership between child, teacher, parent, governor and the community.


Extra Curricular Aims


We offer a wide variety of clubs that take place before school, during lunch break and after school. These are run by members of staff, parents and outside agencies.