Ethos and Values

We are committed to improving the quality of the educational provision for all our children which will enable them to reach their full potential and attain the levels of knowledge, understanding and skills that society demands for their future lives.  High quality education at Vine Tree Primary School will be achieved by:

  • positive, caring and clearly focused leadership from the senior leadership team
  • the whole staff team working together to do its best for our children’s confidence
  • the whole staff team having high expectations of our children’s social, behavioural and academic performance
  • well planned, exciting and challenging teaching that develops lively, enquiring and open minds in our children
  • creating stimulating and attractive learning environments in which our children can take a pride
  • fostering a calm, secure and purposeful working atmosphere that nurtures a positive esteem and self-image in all our children
  • promoting respect for other people and their property
  • working in partnership with parents, governors and the local community to enrich opportunities for our children

We seek to achieve this vision by being values led; our values underpin all that we do:

Treated Fairly

Working together to make the best of our skills

Every team:

·          Has good relationships and cooperates well to achieve a better outcome

·          Shares things and takes turns

·          Is built upon trust, mutual support, openness and accountability


Tolerance, mutual respect and the rule of law.



Taking responsibility for our learning and actions and being honest about our beliefs and actions


·          Treats others respectfully, politely and without prejudice

·          Does their best to progress and develop

·          Actively seeks feedback and listens to different views

·          Is true to themselves and others

·          Is able to trust others and say sorry

·          Sees situations through others’ eyes and shows empathy


The rule of law, tolerance, democracy, individual liberty and mutual respect.



Thriving in our learning and taking pride in achievements and successes



·          Is willing to try new things and try to work things out

·          Takes learning risks and is secure in making mistakes

·          Is innovative, enterprising, and determined


Individual liberty and mutual respect


Recognising that we all have similarities and differences


·          Feels a sense of belonging in school

·          Has the opportunity to develop and grow

·          Receives additional support in times of need

·          Celebrates diversity


Tolerance, mutual respect, democracy and individual liberty.


Maintaining a happy, healthy, safe and engaging School Environment


·          Contributes to our welcoming and friendly school

·          Helps maintain a healthy and safe learning environment

·          Develops emotional intelligence and makes a difference


Mutual respect and individual liberty.

 We will continually strive to achieve the school’s 5 Key Values through the formal curriculum and through all the other experiences offered to our children.  High quality education will raise the children’s standards of attainment, enabling them to:

  • develop their use of English and Maths which provide the foundation for all their other learning
  • learn social skills that encourage agreeable interactions between their peers as well as adults
  • treat everyone in an equal manner, irrespective of gender, race, class or disability
  • develop personal and moral values that are respectful of others, leading to their appreciation and toleration of other religions and other ways of life
  • Learn in a safe and secure environment, in keeping with Health and Safety Regulations that are in the interests of all whom work in the school.