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Ethos and Values



A safe and happy school which creates a sense of pride and respectful relationships for all. We are a school with high expectations which provides quality learning experiences for all.A school where everyone is included at the heart of the community


What makes Benchill Primary School distinctive?

Our reputation is deservedly a school committed to excellence.

The school values are tangible and clearly understood by all stakeholders

Our international and career thread creates an excellent provision.

High Quality Teaching and Learning

The Benchill Primary School model defines the framework for high quality teaching and learning across our school.

Children confidently develop skills for life such as problem solving, working in teams, creative thinking and independence.

The creative use of technology creates a cutting edge provision to support high quality teaching and learning.

What does this mean?

Children are confident and curious learners who have a ‘can-do’ attitude which prepares them well for their futures. Staff share a common language for excellent learning and this is evidenced across the school..

A Leadership Culture

Children are empowered to take leadership roles, especially through the School Council, House system and various groups.

A collaborative leadership community, driven by the Senior Team and Middle Leaders, where creative ideas are shared - contributing towards the school's vision.

Professional development for all staff is responsive to need and shares best practice through collaborative training networks.

What does this mean?

Children and staff feel empowered to take leadership roles and are well supported in these roles, enabling individuals to make a difference to their school and to the community.

Personalised Support and Guidance

High quality mentoring provides personalised support for children's learning

Peer mentoring promotes social cohesion across the school

The curriculum offers well-tailored learning pathways which provide good progression

What does this mean?

All children feel known in the school community and there is a close understanding of each individuals needs which leads to appropriate support and high levels of achievement and progress.

An Outward-Facing Learning Community

Outreach work ensures the best of science, arts, sports and enterprise provision is available to students both in and outside of the school.

An understanding of different cultures and faiths promotes tolerance and respect.

What does this mean?

Children have a wide choice of excellent enrichment and extra-curricular provision which increases their aspirations. They are tolerant of difference and respectful of each other and their community. Our children are proud of their school.

The Benchill Primary School model

Adults and children work together to put our values into practice through:


Enthusiasm for learning.


Respectful relationships.


Clear objectives.


Challenge and progress


Good quality questions and dialogue.


Regular feedback for improvement.


Varied activities adapted to the needs and talents of different children




Opportunities to learn independently and in teams.


Effective participation by everyone.


Opportunities to think independently and creatively.




Constant consideration for safety and protection from harm for all.