School's Vision, Aims and Ethos

Our shared vision is for every child to become a successful, independent, resilient, lifelong learner and a responsible member of the community, who can achieve and grow in a nurturing and creative environment prepared for our ever changing world.

School Aims

In our school we aim to provide high quality education for all in an environment where all are respected and welcome. We aim to ensure that all our children are achievers and each reaches their potential. In a safe, secure, caring and nurturing environment we aim to teach life skills to enable our children to not only achieve at school, but beyond. We aim to develop good links with parents and engage them in their child’s education. Through providing a variety of extra-curricular experiences we aim to inspire children’s interests in new and wonderful ways.

The aims and ethos of the school underpin all that we do. We believe that having a strong sense of and understanding of community, as well as a deep emotional awareness prepare children for life and support their development as successful learners. Click on the document: What do our drivers mean to us? for further details.

We are particularly keen to develop children’s skills in, and appreciation of the outdoors. At Parkhead Community Primary School we aim to…

Motivate children to…

  • apply skills and knowledge to investigations and real life situations
  • aspire to their highest potential
  • have a thirst for knowledge and continuous improvement

 Provide an environment which…

  • is safe for all, and within which children feel valued and secure
  • has high expectations of learning and behaviour and insists upon equality of opportunity, tolerance and respect for others
  • celebrates children’s achievements and supports them to be individuals
  • is stimulating, challenging, happy and calm
  • values co-operation and collaboration
  • promotes new experiences
  • supports children to have a deep sense of awe and wonder of the natural world
  • supports children in recognising and managing their own risk taking
  • encourages children to participate in sports activities within and outside the curriculum
  • engages with, listens and responds to children’s suggestions, opinions, needs and requirements

Help children to develop…

  • intellectually, physically and socially
  • emotionally
  • morally and spiritually
  • as responsible citizens
  • a strong sense of belonging to a school, local and wider community

Teach and encourage children to…

  • have high self-esteem and respect for others
  • take calculated and measured risks
  • be self-regulated, self motivates and develop a passion for learning
  • speak confidently, discuss, initiate, question and explore
  • be responsible, respectful, resilient and reflective
  • be lifelong learners