Values, Vision and Ethos

Our values and Vision for Oak Tree Primary are based on the comments and contributions from parents, staff, children and governors when asked ....

"What kind of school do you want Oak Tree to be?"


Our Values At Oak Tree:

Tolerance, Respect, Equality, Empathy, Responsibility, Honesty and Friendship.


Our Vision:

Our Vision for Oak Tree is that you will see:

  • Happy and self-assured children, safe in the knowledge that they will be treated with warmth and respect, that they will be listened to and be heard.

  • Children who feel confident enough to “have a go” and challenge themselves where glass ceilings are removed.

  • Enthusiastic and engaged children who feel challenged and supported in their learning as well as excited by the creative curriculum which they have contributed to.

  • Smiling, welcoming staff, confident in their roles knowing that they are well supported, and valued as an integral part of the team.

  • Supportive and engaged parents who are confident in the knowledge that their children’s emotional well-being and self esteem is being nurtured and developed.

  • Proud parents who recognise the academic progress their children are making because they are kept fully informed about their child’s progress and they feel part of their child’ learning journey.


Our Aims:


  • To provide a secure, happy and stimulating environment in which children will be well motivated to learn.

  • To value each child in their own right irrespective of ability, gender or background and to provide them with the opportunities of access to curriculum and to give each the confidence and motivation to meet challenges at work and leisure.

  • to develop and foster children’s self esteem to enable them to take their place in society and to help them to understand and carry out their responsibilities as citizens.

  • To provide a broad and balanced curriculum which meets the needs of all children, providing opportunities to think logically, critically and creatively and where they are enabled to work independently and cooperatively to fulfil their potential.

  • To demonstrate and foster a positive attitude towards work and to recognise and respect one another’s achievements.

  • To value each person’s contribution to our school and to work together to achieve excellence.

  • To teach and foster self discipline and respect for people, property and all forms of life in order to achieve and maintain high standards of behaviour and good relationships.

  • To nurture the children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development, providing opportunities to acquire and discuss personal values and beliefs enabling them to understand, respect and value those of others.

  • To work with parents forming a partnership based on trust and mutual understanding in the best interests of the children; to form and foster links with the local and wider community.

  • To make the best use of all available resources to achieve the best possible outcomes.

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Oak Tree Primary School, Queens Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5HH