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Ethos and Values


Our Ethos and Core Values

Dovecote is a happy school where everyone belongs. We believe in the firm foundations of safety, trust, positive relationships and resilience. We encourage children to believe they can achieve anything and have the confidence to make mistakes. By establishing these, we nurture our school community to grow: to be curious, kind, independent and self-motivated, to have confidence and self-belief, to develop a voice, to be brave and bold and the best that we can be.

We all work together, foster a love of learning through an exciting and engaging curriculum with inclusivity, equality and fun at its heart. We give our pupils enriching experiences that create lasting memories that will shape their future and expand their horizons. 

The way our whole school treats one another is hugely important to us, and we aim to ensure that all our pupils show RESPECT for everyone and make everyone feel valued. Children understand that they are responsible for their actions and understand how they can help to shape their future and become responsible British citizens.

Our pupils will leave us with a sense of pride in themselves, pride in all their achievements and pride in Dovecote Primary School.

Our Vision 

  • To have pupils that make excellent progress from Nursery to Year 6.
  • To be at the centre of the local community and have meaningful engagement with the wider community.
  • To have outstanding outdoor provision.
  • To have a purposeful world class curriculum.
  • To be sustainable.
  • To have all decisions based on evidence and research and informed by pupils and the community.