School Vision, Aims & Priorities

Ecclesall Primary School Vision, Aims and Priorities

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


From the very start of their time at Ecclesall Primary School children know that their happiness, safety 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. 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 learning, to be excited, engaged and challenged and to lead and take responsibility for their own learning. We provide an exciting, vibrant and engaging curriculum with memorable experiences to meet the needs of all learners including disadvantaged and SEND children. The curriculum is coherently planned and sequenced preparing pupils for their next stage in their educational journey. Our ambitious curriculum ensures all pupils are given the knowledge, skills and cultural capital to succeed.


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.

2023-2024 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

  • To ensure that wider curriculum assessment is developed, consistent in all year groups and embedded securely.

The Quality of Education

  • Writing: To ensure the quality of writing is exceptional and consistent across all year groups.

Personal Development

  • To further embed becoming a Trauma informed school ensuring staff understand the impact of trauma on learning and development and know strategies and approaches to support children.

Leadership and Management

  • To further consolidate and strengthen subject leadership roles which results in all pupils achieving well across the wider curriculum.

The Quality of Education in Early Years

  • To ensure high levels of ambition in the implementation of all aspects of the Early Years curriculum.

Emma Hardy

Head Teacher
Ecclesall Primary School

0114 2663137

Ecclesall Primary School Vision Aims Priorities