Visions and Values
Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School Vision
Excellence in all we do, ‘Success Through Teamwork’
At KEPS we are confident, curious and independent: we embrace our learning and enjoy new challenges.
As a well-established Teaching Team and staff with a passion for Success for all we aim to share our expertise and experience with those entering the profession and the wider community of schools within and beyond our catchment. We embrace new learning and continued professional development to inspire the pupils at our school.
Our Vision and Ethos statement
Kingsbury Episcopi Primary School is a welcoming, inclusive family with a strong moral ethos. We continually aim to be an excellent school where people care more, dream more and expect more than others think is possible.
Excellence in all we do, Success through teamwork: To maintain and deepen our good school status by ensuring excellent outcomes for all pupils.
We are committed to supporting every member of our community to be the best that they can be and to achieve their potential. This means that we are ambitious and aspirational for all and build a culture of hope most particularly for those who are disadvantaged in any way. We nurture strong attitudes to learning and particularly foster resilience in seeking wisdom, knowledge, truth and understanding. We also give opportunities for excellence across a rich and full curriculum including music, drama, the arts and sport.
We know too that mistakes are an important part of learning and encourage everyone to reflect, learn and start again. We also know that our knowledge is partial and incomplete and so we ensure a culture where celebration and humility go hand in hand.
Because we aim for excellence in all we do, Success through teamwork:
We enjoy learning together. We support and challenge each other to be the best we can be.
We are committed to developing every child’s potential to be an ‘expert’ or ‘mini teacher’ by enabling children to be collaborative, courageous, resilient and determined.
We create and model learning opportunities that inspire, encourage and support our pupils to achieve mastery for individuals.
Our children are empowered to develop and own their own learning with clear purpose in all they do. We encourage constructive critique to move learning forward.
Excellence in who we are, Success through teamwork: As a rural community school to continually challenge ourselves to value, respect and support each other to become wise, generous and hopeful individuals, community members and world-wide citizens.
Character development is a priority for us and we expect much from each individual within the school. Our KEPS values are key to each child’s formation and a part of our expectation for every adults’ modelling to others. Whole School Collective opportunities and PSHCE focus on Culturally Diverse teaching and the development of values and on how to live well for ourselves and others. Using ‘No Outsiders’ Everyone Different. Everyone Welcome, by Andrew Moffat we prepare children for life in modern Britain.
We embrace all in our community and so we explicitly teach how to relate well to others. The pursuit of excellence is a community activity because no one person has all the knowledge and gifts that are needed and so we are also a welcoming inclusive community and educate for dignity and respect. We teach and foster these attitudes in our class and year group communities and Family Groups.
Because we aim for excellence in who we are, Success through teamwork:
We nurture relationships that are based on trust and respect, and value everyone’s contribution. We actively seek to work in partnerships with parents and carers. Our leadership is strong and shared, leads by example, enables and motivates, and constantly strives to ensure excellence in all we do.
Excellence in our CPD with others: As a proactive and determined staff we work closely with others schools, leaders, teachers and professionals by supporting them to enhance pupil outcomes, enrich lives and create hopeful schools and futures for all. As part of our commitment to educating for community and living well together we understand our responsibility to share our knowledge and resources within the wider community.
We value pupil leadership and give numerous opportunities through School Council, House Captains, Librarians, digital leaders and lunch helpers etc.
We aim to support and empower teachers so that they can have fulfilling and joyful careers in service. We actively encourage a culture of innovative practice, and confidently share this knowledge with others around us. We learn from other schools in a wide variety of networks. CLP Heads, Oak Partnership Trust and various SCC professionals.
Strategic Plan & Raising Achievement Plan
Our three year Strategic plan is based on our vision and is available on request.
Raising Achievement and Progress Plan
Our annual Raising Achievement Plan (School Improvement Plan) prioritises our areas of focus for the current year. In producing the plan account is taken of data from children’s achievement, feedback from the school community, SCC priorities and local and national priorities. A full version of the annual plan is available on request.
To help us towards our vision we embed KEPS Values into our curriculum. Every term children will consider one of the following values and links will be made to their learning in other subjects: Resilience, Being Respectful, Collaboration, Independence, Reflection and Curiosity.
- Resilient- We will always try, we know mistakes are part of our learning journey, we will celebrate both our efforts and our success.
- Respectful-We will let others speak and have their own thoughts. We will treat everyone equally.
- Collaborative- We will work together to reach our goals, support or friends when they need us and do our best to be kind.
- Independent-We will have the confidence to express our ideas, to make decisions and express our views.
- Reflective-We will look for the best in everything we have achieved and recognise where we can make improvements.
- Curious- We will ask questions, find solutions to problems, be keen to discover and explore new things.
We also actively promote the fundamental British Values of:
- The rule of law
- Individual liberty
- Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
These values are taught as part of our board and balanced curriculum and specifically through Religious Education and PSHCE. We also foster these values through a variety of different activities in school e.g. Collective Community Assembly , Our School Council, House Captains, discussion of current affairs and our Behaviour for Learning policy.