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Richard Durning's Endowed Primary School

Each child is at the heart of all we do

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School Values

A core value is a central belief clearly understood and shared by every member of the school community.

We believe in respect, understanding, resilience, responsibility and aspiration.


By respect and understanding we mean that everyone:

  • Respects ourselves and others
  • Respect the school buildings, property and the environment
  • Shows care and concern for others with honesty and empathy
  • Understands that everyone is different and equal and values everyone
  • Shows good manners to all


By resilience we mean that everyone will:

  • Support each other in developing perseverance and courage
  • Takes ownership in developing their own resilience
  • Have a go attitude with self-belief and optimism


By responsibility we mean that everyone:

  • Takes ownership of their own learning
  • Shows commitment to all aspects of school life
  • Shares responsibility for caring for the environment
  • Follows school rules
  • Makes good decisions about their own behaviour


By aspiration we mean that everyone:

  • Challenges themselves to aim as high as they can
  • Strives to achieve their full potential
  • Celebrate personal achievements
  • Shows pride in their successes