Vision, Values & Ethos
At Chiltern Primary School, relationships drive everything that we do in order to best develop all children.
The school mission statement and tagline are “Making Learning Irresistible”. We aim to achieve this by making sure that every child in our care has a strong connection of safety and respect in order to be ‘Ready to Learn’. As a school, we strive to diminish difference by reducing barriers to learning through high-quality inclusive teaching which will give our children the very best learning experience as possible. Learning is also irresistible due to the experiences and enrichment that is available to our children both through formalised curriculum teaching and informal opportunities.
In order to implement our mission statement and tagline, we are guided by the school learning behaviours and values. These have been adapted and implemented by work conducted by the Primary Behaviour Service as a branch of Hampshire County Council.
The aim in introducing the Six Strands in our school is to provide children and adults with a clear, positive framework for developing the key values of: Respect, Resilience, Focus, Self-Regulation, Boundaries and Independence. There are curriculum targets for Year R, KS1 and KS2 which can be found on our 'Curriculum' pages of this website. At Chiltern Primary School these behaviours have become the values for our whole community.
At the heart of the six strands are the needs of the child and each strand helps to positively develop the child as a ‘whole’.
At Chiltern Primary School the fundamental part of the learning behaviour strategy and ethos are positive relationships. The role of the adult at Chiltern Primary School is to ‘champion’ each and every child. This includes using positive language to support the development of the expected standards for behaviour. We also deploy a range of different strategies to target behaviours specifically and positively. We also encourage our children to reflect and talk about choices they have made towards the expected standards as well as to restore any choices that do not meet the expected standards.