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Vision and Values/Ethos


Our school community aims to provide the best education possible by providing an exciting and broad curriculum in a caring, happy and supportive environment.  Locking Primary School aims to promote high achievement and learning for life by working with pupils so:


Each child has the right to learn without disruption, to feel secure and happy and:


  • Develop a respect for themselves and others within a safe and secure environment.
  • Understand how to keep themselves safe in different situations.
  • Have a robust policy on behaviour and bullying which is available for all to see.
  • Ensure site security is a school priority.
  • Maintain the building and equipment to a high and robust standard.
  • Inform children about safety, including e-safety, the local police and fire service.
  • Develop and grow in self-esteem in order to become resilient learners
  • Develop an understanding of healthy lifestyles and nutrition.


We believe that all pupils deserve to experience and recognise success in their learning and:

  • Achieve high standards of learning in all areas of school life.
  • Develop a willing and positive attitude towards learning and behaviour.
  • Experience equal opportunities and access to the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals.
  • Have access to a Personalised Learning Programme where different learning styles are catered for which may include sports, music and other extended opportunities.
  • Reward children for achievement.
  • Set individual targets for improvement with pupils and ensure pupils know what to do to improve.


We believe that children have the right to understand and influence their communities and:

  • Develop a growing understanding and respect for differing cultural, religious, social and moral differences.
  • Develop consistent high expectations of all with the school community.
  • Give children the responsibility for their school environment.
  • Have visits from close links with local organisations, businesses and agencies.
  • Encourage an awareness of local, national and international communities; sustaining link with Sri Lanka.
  • Allow children to have a say in important matters through school council.


Each child should be economically aware and:

  • Understand how to make informed choices and act upon them.


We believe that children benefit when the school and parents/carers work closely together and:

  • Welcome parent helpers in school, subject to compulsory police checks.
  • Give children a reading log book for parents to sign regularly (KS1).
  • Will communicate regularly through eschools VLE and website including newsletters and guides to learning to keep parents/families informed of school activities.
  • Run workshops for parents on different aspects of learning and looking after children.
  • Home school agreement signed  and agreed by home and school.


We believe each pupil will succeed by experiencing equality of opportunity and quality in:

  • Innovative, quality teaching provided by highly motivated, caring and committed staff.
  • A broad balanced and challenging curriculum, which is differentiated to meet pupils needs.
  • Opportunities to develop investigative and problem solving skills.
  • A rich, varied and up to date range of learning resources.
  • An ethos of support, challenge and encouragement which rewards pupils when they succeed.
  • Learning partnerships between school, home and the community..=


Such experience will enable our pupils to work and think independently and also be part of and contribute towards group and teamwork.  Life Long Learning is a skill we wish to promote and build upon.