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. 

Our 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 be confident, resilient, adaptable learners who are not afraid to make mistakes.

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. 

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

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.

Life in Modern Britain

Pot Kiln Primary School is committed to serving the community at Great Cornard. It recognises the multi-cultural, multi faith and ever-changing nature of the United Kingdom, and therefore those it serves. It also understands the vital role it has 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.

Her Majesty’s Government emphasises that schools are required to ensure that key ‘British Values’ are taught in all UK schools. The government set out its definition of British values in the ‘Prevent Strategy’ – values of:
• democracy
• the rule of law
• individual liberty
• mutual respect
• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

Should you feel that the school is not meeting this requirement, you should contact the school office and request to express your concerns with the Head teacher. Likewise, if you feel that anyone working at the school is, intentionally or otherwise undermining these values, you should report this to the Head teacher.

The school does, through a wide range of activities, secure such standards and uses strategies within the National Curriculum and beyond to secure appropriate outcomes for children. The list below outlines samples of when and where such British Values are shared. The list is not exhaustive and represents only some of what we do.

Subject studies:
Developing the skill base required to access/share information, make/express opinions or decisions and apply themselves to society and the world. This includes the understanding and use of money, effective writing and reading skills, collaborative work to discuss and research ideas and concepts, and gain a broad and balanced understanding of the society in which they live. Further aspects of study include historical and geographical contexts of the United Kingdom, incorporating local and national evolution, as well as international comparisons.

Whole school daily acts of collective worship:
The sharing of stories, images, events and expectations that, with clarity and precision, promote the values expressed. Such proceedings vary in the methodology of delivery in order to secure interest and understanding and are designed to impact on children regardless of knowledge, experience or cognitive maturity.

Religious Education: 
Gaining a greater understanding of religious diversity and practices, which covers key religions represented in the UK.

Physical Education: 
Promotion of the concept of ‘fair play’, following and developing rules, inclusion, celebrating and rewarding success, being magnanimous in defeat and participation in activities that promote kinship and affiliation with others.

Pupil Parliament: 
Promotion of democratic processes, fostering the concept and application of freedom of speech and group action to address needs and concerns. Key to this is the concept of holding others to account, including those in positions of authority and influence.

For more information about how the school seeks to represent key British Values, contact the school office and the Headteacher will be happy to provide further information.