School Vision, Aims & Priorities


Ecclesall Primary School is a very friendly, happy, innovative and creative school. Our motto is “Happy Children, Happy School, Learning together, Growing together”.


From the very start of their time at Ecclesall Primary School children know that their happiness and well-being is our priority. A whole school community approach to developing positive relationships, confidence and self-belief supports our vision that every child’s experience must be a happy one. Our children are taught lifelong skills and the importance of developing a healthy, happy mind and body. We provide a nurturing and supportive environment where children feel safe, valued, and listened to and where individuality and successes are celebrated.  Children are encouraged to talk about their thoughts and feelings and they know adults will listen. Supportive friendships are key and children know how to care for each other. Through discussion and learning, children are encouraged to develop the skills and resilience to cope with challenges and ultimately be happy, confident individuals, who love life, school and learning.

At Ecclesall Primary school we have high expectations of everyone. We want our children to love their learning, to be excited, engaged and challenged and to lead their own learning through our broad and rich curriculum. We want them to take risks, to problem solve, to be active, creative and inspired.


We will:

  1. Learn within a happy, enjoyable, caring and supportive environment where we celebrate diversity.
  2. Try our very best, aiming high and realise our full potential.
  3. Think for ourselves, make decisions and have confidence in them and will make informed choices.
  4. Show respect, care and consideration for each other.
  5. Value and take care of our environment.
  6. Have confidence, take risks and be valued in all that we do.
  7. Celebrate our successes and achievements and be recognised.
  8. Express ourselves imaginatively and creatively.
  9. Work together with parents, carers and the wider community to enrich and enhance learning.
  10. Take responsibility for our own actions.

School Development Priorities 2021-22

2021-2022 Priorities for School Development at Ecclesall Primary School  
Ofsted action point: All pupils, at all times, try hard, love the challenge of learning and become curious, interested learners to develop, consolidate and deepen their knowledge, understanding and skills”.
The Quality of Education

      Curriculum:  Monitor the implementation of our curriculum ensuring sequential learning where children know more, remember more and do more.

      Curriculum: To ensure all pupils are challenged and develop a lifelong love of learning.

      Reading: To further embed a whole school reading culture to ensure reading is prioritised by all.

Behaviour and Attitudes

  • To launch our EPS school values of “Respect, Positivity and Kindness”.
Personal Development

  • To continue embedding the Healthy Minds Project to build on strategies to promote good well being and raise resilience.
Leadership and Management

  • Subject Leadership: To consolidate and strengthen subject leadership roles through regular monitoring and evaluating.
The Quality of Education in Early Years

  • To implement the new EYFS framework so that reforms are fully embedded into curriculum, provision and practice.


Emma Hardy
Head Teacher
Ecclesall Primary School

0114 2663137