Our Vision & Values

Our values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning and provide an environment which prepares our pupils to succeed. 

Every child is supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.

Every child is provided with the opportunities to be the best they can be.

At Pot Kiln we work together as team knowing we are better together. 

At Pot Kiln we have a thirst for knowledge and value our education. 

As a community we are intrinsically motivated to be our best. 

As a community we accept and enjoy the fact that we are all life long learners. 

As a community we care for each other and strive to see the whole person. 

Pot Kiln School's Promise

In order for our children to remember our school values, every child learns this promise. It is recited regularly and helps to to reinforce our school’s values and ethos.

"We promise to learn together, smile often, keep safe and respect everybody on our Pot Kiln journey to success."

Pot Kiln's Ethos and the 4 C's

Our school ethos is based around our four C’s. 

– Connect
I am connected to others and not alone. 

– Capable
I am capable of achieving whatever I put my mind to.  

– Count 
I am unique and valued, I matter and I count.

– Courage
I am willing to give things a go even when I’m scared.

Learning about the UK today

At Pot Kiln Primary School we are committed to serving the community at Great Cornard. We recognise the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and those it serves. We also understand the important role we play in ensuring that groups or individuals, within the school, are not subjected to intimidation or radicalisation by those wishing to unduly, or illegally, influence them.

Through a range of teaching strategies, and by modeling through example we aim to underpin children’s learning with clear British Values which promote:
• democracy
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

The school has a house system and their names are from the local geographical area’s history and indeed the school name. In Victorian times there was a pot kiln on or near this actual site. The house names celebrate this pottery history by celebrating the great china and pottery of British companies Doutlon, Minton and Coalport. The other house name is a more modern day Briton and local Suffolk potter Sandy Larkman. Each of the houses has an associated British Value:

Larkman – Liberty of the individual

Doulton – Democracy

Minton – Mutual respect

Coalport – Collective tolerance

We learn about these British values in our assemblies and also in our curriculum.

The school, through a wide range of activities, aims to secure these standards and uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure appropriate outcomes all children. If you would like further information about how the school seeks to represent key British Values or any concerns about the implementation of these values, please contact the school office and the Headteacher will be happy to provide further information.