Our School Values

The staff, governors, pupils and parents of The Stoke Poges School together will strive to ensure that our children are:

Confident

  • Our children will have their self-esteem nurtured to enable them to be happy in themselves and achieve their full potential.  We will ensure children are confident in their ability.  We will ensure they are able to recognise the areas for development, and are confident in their strategies for progressing.  Our children will be given the opportunity to speak in a variety of contexts and to a variety of audiences.

Able to meet future challenges

  • Our curriculum, both inside and outside the school day, will give the children the skills they need to take to Secondary School and beyond.  We will encourage them to have aspirations and ambitions, to ‘dream big dreams’.  Our children will not only learn to ask questions but to research answers, analyse information and question plausibility.  Our aim is to prepare our children for a world that is rapidly changing.  Our children will understand the value of money, be organised and know how to keep themselves healthy and safe.

Responsible members of the community

  • Our children will be encouraged to be respectful, polite and tolerant of others regardless of their differences, both within and outside of our school community.  Our children will be kind and considerate.  They will be able to work in teams, and communicate their ideas effectively.  They will recognise their place in the variety of communities they are a part of.  All our children will act as role models.  Their tolerance and consideration will enable them all to make friends happily with all groups, and to deal with disagreements in a sensible way.  Our children will be proud of their school, the wider community and the part they play within those.

Underpinning these, our children will be:

Effective learners

  • We will foster in our children their love of learning, promote their independence and encourage them to ask questions.  We will challenge children to ‘have a go’ and ensure they are not afraid of trying new things or of making mistakes.  We will enable them to recognise the value in listening to other people and celebrate their achievements.  Above all, our children will be motivated to try their very best.