Our Vision, Values and Aims


“Together we learn.”

Alverton School will be a safe, happy and respectful environment providing a diverse, exciting and challenging experience to encourage progress towards every child and adult’s potential.

Our Ethos and Values

At Alverton, we are committed to providing a stimulating, creative environment where everyone feels valued and safe, and pupils can flourish and reach their full potential. By providing a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum using the REAL project approach, and by promoting good behaviour and respect for all, we aim to enthuse all children with a love of learning and to foster a caring environment for all. Whatever the needs of a child, we aim to ensure that our pupils grow, feel safe, have fun and enjoy success. We want our pupils' time at Alverton to be memorable and to encourage them to become lifelong learners. We actively safeguard and promote pupils' welfare and we want everyone in our school community to feel a sense of pride and ownership in what we achieve together in providing the best possible learning opportunities for our pupils.

Alverton School has at its heart three core and non-negotiable principles which define the way our school operates. These are:

Children’s Learning

This is central to everything we do. Anyone working in the school has an impact upon what, and how, children learn here. Through our actions, words, relationships, attitudes and efforts, we not only help to shape the environment in which children learn but are also involved in demonstrating values which may well impact upon our pupils for life. 

High Expectations

The children in our care have only one chance with us. We must therefore ensure that everything we consider to be worth pursuing is done with the highest levels of expectation both from the children and from ourselves. This philosophy applies to all aspects of school life from the standards we achieve to the way we present ourselves and how we treat one another.

Teamwork and Team Spirit

In order for our school to be effective, there must be an ethos which sees the whole school team, made up of teaching and non-teaching staff, as being equal and interdependent. This sense of being part of a team promotes mutual support, trust and purpose; it is professional, ambitious and focused which promotes excellence.


For the school to achieve an excellent level of provision and outcomes for learners.

Leadership and Management

To provide strong, cohesive and effective leadership with a clear direction on improving standards and provision.

To develop distributed leadership at all levels to enhance the children’s experiences and achievements.

Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment

To ensure that children receive effective, high-quality teaching.

To develop and maintain a stimulating, broad and rich curriculum through which children achieve excellence and enjoyment.

Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare

To create and maintain a safe and secure environment for the education and care of the pupils in which every child can achieve their best.


To ensure that all groups of pupils make at least expected progress in Reading, Writing and Maths.

To raise achievement for all groups of pupils so that they are above national expectations.

Early Years Foundation Stage

To ensure that our provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage results in excellent outcomes for children of all abilities.