Core Values and Ethos

Everything we do at Etchells is underpinned by our six Core Values:

In our stimulating environment where there are high expectations of teaching and learning, our aim is to:

  • provide each member of the school community with the opportunity to realise their potential regardless of age, gender or ability
  • promote independence, high standards of achievement and a love of learning
  • provide an environment in which children can develop academically, spiritually, morally, socially, physically and aesthetically
  • offer a broad and balanced curriculum which includes meeting the legal requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and National Curriculum and extends and reinforces the Every Child Matters outcomes
  • provide a variety of differentiated learning experiences embracing continuity, progression and assessment
  • foster a caring environment where all members of the school community are valued, and trust, honesty and happiness are evident
  • provide a well ordered environment where courtesy, respect and self discipline are appreciated by all
  • provide a safe, attractive, stimulating and challenging environment
  • work in partnership with parents in the education of their children
  • promote close relationships and communications with parents
  • work as a team to support the children as they develop and face the challenges of their future education and life
  • foster and promote links with the wider community and care for the environment