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Findern Primary School

Buckford Lane, Findern, Derbyshire. DE65 6AR

01283 702150

Aims, Values & Ethos

Our Vision

“Nurture ~ Believe ~ Discover ~ Achieve”


Our vision for Findern Primary School reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community.


Findern Primary School will be a Centre:

 For learning where high standards are pursued with consistency and enthusiasm

Where individuals are valued and helped to achieve their personal best.

Where effective partnerships secure the success of the school.



Our Ethos

 Findern Primary School serves its community by working in partnership to provide an education of the highest quality within the context of an understanding of shared values. As a school we celebrate the diversity of the wider community and are committed to the principles of inclusion and equality of opportunity.


Through our aims and values we promote and endorse the Government’s aim for every child, whatever their background or their circumstances, to have the support they need to:

Be Healthy

Make a Positive Contribution

Stay Safe

Enjoy and Achieve

Achieve Economic Well-being


Our Values

Values are fundamental expressions of what we think and believe. As a school we encourage children to think about personal and social values, to become aware of, and involved in the life and concerns of their community and society, and so develop their capacity to be active and effective future citizens.


At Findern Primary School our core values are:









Honesty and Helpfulness


Our Aims

Aims reflect our beliefs and values, and represent our vision and what we want to achieve as a school community. Our aims are translated into priorities to move the school forward and meet the challenges of an ever changing world.


Celebrate Success

Nurture self-esteem through the celebration of children’s achievements.


Values Centered

Foster positive attitudes to all people, races, religions and ways of life.


Dynamic and innovative

Deliver a dynamic and innovative curriculum that challenges, excites and inspires children to achieve their best.


Accountable at all levels

Promote collective responsibility for raised standards and improved pupil outcomes by ensuring that everyone understands their role in contributing to the success of the school.


Learning Centered

Create an inclusive learning culture where children and others within the school community are challenged in their thinking, strive for continuous improvement and are committed to life-long learning.


Community Orientated

Help children develop an understanding of citizenship and empower them to make valuable contributions locally and globally. Engage with the school and wider community to enrich and enhance children’s achievement and personal development.


High Expectations

Set high expectations to enable pupils to become effective, enthusiastic, independent learners.


Caring and Supportive

Create a happy, caring and supportive environment based on a spirit of co-operation between the school, the Church and the local community. Ensure the safety of every child and promote opportunities to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.



Treat children and others fairly, equitably, and with dignity and respect, to maintain an inclusive school culture.


Well Organised and Systematic

Embed consistently applied policies and practices that ensure the effective day-to-day running of the school and support strategic leadership and management.