Our Vision and Values
Welcome to Knockhall Primary School
At Knockhall Primary School, we are never satisfied with anything but the best for our children and we have them at the heart of everything we do. We foster a positive and caring ethos where every child can be happy, safe and able to learn well. We expect all children to:
Work hard to fulfil their potential and develop as confident independent learners.
Make good or better progress as a result of consistently good teaching.
Be provided with a broad and relevant curriculum to ensure that they gain in confidence and develop the skills and knowledge required for the future.
Aspire to be the best they can possibly be.
Work confidently within a group, contribute their own ideas effectively and fully share individual and collective responsibility.
Be polite and respectful to others in action and words.
Respect the environment, equipment and other people’s ideas, beliefs and differences.
Tell the truth at all times and be fair and just.
Be proud of everything they do, have self-respect and a sense of personal worth.
Learn that initial failure is a learning experience that with perseverance and determination leads to future success.
At Knockhall there is a major focus on what are known as the STEM subjects. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our homes. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.
By exposing pupils to STEM and giving them opportunities to explore STEM-related concepts, we hope they will develop a passion for it and gain skills that could see them pursue a career in a STEM field. Occupations in STEM-related careers are some of the fastest growing and best paid of the 21st century, and they often have the greatest potential for job growth.
Mr Jonathan Jay, Head of School