Vision, Aims and Values

School Vision poster

Our School Vision

Our vision for Leith Walk Primary School is that we are:

“Rich in Diversity, Building Strength Through Creativity and Achievement. We are fully committed to excellence in teaching and learning and celebrate the achievements of our stakeholders. As Citizens, we are committed to the Values of Wisdom, Justice, Integrity and Compassion. We are Lifelong Learners who can think critically about what we know and learn, to bring about innovations and positive change in society. We set ourselves the highest expectations to demonstrate that we are an ambitious, thinking school. We are prepared to embrace whatever our future holds and to contribute in meaningful ways.”

Our School Aims

We aim to create a happy, secure and caring environment where all stakeholders: Pupils, Staff, Parents/Carers and the Wider School Community are Valued, Motivated and Encouraged to Be All They Can Be……This is the ideal. Dignity for each individual is at the heart of our ethos.

We want every child and young person to have an enjoyable, fulfilling life in a nurturing, healthy and safe environment.   We will encourage children and young people to achieve their potential, and beyond, and make a positive contribution to society.

We recognise each child as an individual, valuing their strengths and challenging them to achieve their next steps in learning.

We ensure that our pupils feel able to express their views and opinions about their learning and are involved in decisions around improving our school.

We will encourage our pupils to think critically and question what we know and learn, in order to create independent lifelong learning dispositions, which will enable them to embrace change and new contexts with confidence.

In order to achieve this, we will also ensure that our children are; safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, included, respected and responsible.

All of us in Leith Walk Primary School and Nursery Class, working with partners, take an holistic approach to promoting health and wellbeing, one that takes account of the stage of growth, development and maturity of each individual, and the social and community context. We are fully committed to “Getting it Right for Every Child.”

We are an “Open School” where Parents & Carers feel able to come in to school to discuss concerns, express their views and share in their child’s learning.

To achieve our full potential we aim for excellence in the following:
Successful Learners

Developing successful learners through:

  • Stimulating, balanced, progressive learning experiences
  • Encouraging creative thinking enabling independent learning

Confident Individuals

Developing confident individuals through:

  • A positive learning climate
  • An inclusive ethos that values the individual
  • An environment that promotes a healthy and active lifestyle

Responsible Citizens

Developing responsible citizens through:

  • Active partnership with home, school and community
  • Providing opportunities to participate in informed decision-making

Effective Contributors

Developing effective contributors through:

  • Providing choice, challenge and reflection in learning experiences
  • Providing opportunities for team work and leadership for all
  • Encouraging resilience and enterprising attitudes

Our School Moto

We have agreed three simple responsibilities as to how we conduct ourselves. We:

  • Respect Ourselves
  • Respect Others
  • Respect the Environment