Spurcroft Primary school

Spurcroft Primary school

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Values & Aims

The school’s core purpose is to enable and challenge all learners to flourish.  All staff aim to provide inspirational opportunities that enhance children’s learning.  There is a high achievement and vibrant culture that encourages children to do the best they can in all they do.  This is both about academic standards and the wider contribution to the school and the community.

We encourage children to be curious and independent learners; to learn collaboratively and support each other; to value diversity and difference; to celebrate and enjoy learning; to be responsible and good citizens and to care for themselves and other people.

The school has a positive and welcoming atmosphere that is supported by all members of the school community.  There is an open door policy that encourages parents to be partners in the learning process and we believe this is important to every child’s development.

Learning Stars

Our learning stars: Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reasoning, Reflection, Responsibility and Relationships are promoted through the curriculum each term. These skills and values are taught and explored through assemblies and across our themed curriculum.

We have defined these together as:


A resourceful learner is someone who uses all their learning skills to take risks and overcome barriers.

Key Skills:

Use resources in a thoughtful way
Ask questions
Choose the best method to solve a problem
Use imagination in my learning
Take risks in my learning
Learn in different ways


A resilient learner keeps trying even when it is difficult to succeed.

Key Skills:

Stay calm when learning is difficult
Try new ways to approach learning as a way of bouncing back
Cope when learning causes frustration or other bad feelings
Carry on learning even when there are distractions
Practise something in order to be successful at it


A reasoning learner has the ability to think things through, give their opinion and support it with an explanation.

Key Skills:

Say what I think and why
Listen to and consider different opinions
Be prepared to change what I think
Choose the best method to solve a problem
Think in different ways


A learner is able to develop positive relationships by being active, motivated, inquisitive and able to manage themselves and others.

Key Skills:

Listen to others and respect their ideas
Take turns
Include others
Consider feelings of myself and others
Make links in my learning
Transfer skills across my learning


A reflective learner thinks about what is going well and what could be better as they are learning.

Key Skills:

Identify what I have learnt and what helped me
Identify mistakes and how I would make changes in the future
Recognise what I have done well and when I should feel proud
Use previous learning experiences to help with new learning
Think about what is going well and what could be better as I am learning


A responsible learner has a positive attitude which enables them to confidently reach their goals.

Key Skills:

Plan ahead using targets to complete learning thoroughly
Choose my learning behaviour
Have a positive attitude and enjoy learning
Become absorbed in the pleasure of learning
Balance self-reliance and sociability through confidence in the correct learning behaviour