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Ethos

Nourishing our children to flourish in the world.

Our vision at Totley Primary is to nourish all aspects of children's development to enable them to flourish in the world.

We are an inclusive school with a strong, caring, pastoral structure which underpins an inspiring and ambitious curriculum. Our curriculum is based on building children's subject knowledge in all areas and ensuring that this knowledge is retained and applied to authentic and ambitious outcomes. High academic achievement and personal development are valued at all stages, with the classroom focus being on challenge, engagement, inspiration and motivation for all. Our committed staff team care deeply for the children and are skilled in planning to meet their individual needs, both personally and academically. We believe that strong relationships and wellbeing are crucial to children's development and the children and staff of Totley Primary School are encouraged to build exceptionally positive relationships, resulting in everyone feeling cared for, valued and happy. This is supported by our motto, 'Good Friends Stick Together.' Older children are encouraged to take on responsibilities around school and be excellent role models for our younger children in all respects. We want every child to be a fluent reader by the age of seven. If they are not, they are given every opportunity to catch up so they can access a broad and balanced curriculum. 

We believe that learning is a journey and our vision of nourishing our children to flourish is supported by our school values: Relationships, Outcomes, Attitudes and Development.