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Visions and Values


“To develop confident, successful, happy and caring individuals who love learning and are able to make a positive difference in the world.”



From the school’s vision come the five values that underpin all aspects of school life. 


RESPECT: The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

EXCELLENCE: The determination to reach the highest standards, every day. 

ASPIRATION:  The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other. 

COOPERATION: The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

HAPPINESS:  The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them. 

At Irk Valley Community School, we REACH!

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At Irk Valley, children:

Þ will receive high quality pastoral care.

Þ have teachers and staff who listen and follow up on their concerns.

Þ  feel safe at school and play well with all other children, following the Golden Rules.

Þ learn in an atmosphere of mutual respect and learn about their own rights and the rights of others.


Parents and families:

Þ are listened to and have their feedback about school life turned into actions.

Þ have concerns and  difficulties dealt with promptly and fairly,

Þ are understood and valued as key partners in their children’s learning.


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At Irk Valley, children:

Þ are supported and challenged so that they make the greatest progress possible and experience success.

Þ have opportunities to make mistakes, so that they can learn from these.

Þ are encouraged to expect the best for themselves.

Þ will be developed in many ways, not only moving towards academic excellence, but also an excellence of character.


Parents and families:

Þ are given clear and regular information about  progress, attainment and well being.

Þ receive guidance and support so that they can help their children learn.


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At Irk Valley, children:

Þ are taught by staff who are able to excite and inspire through a rich and varied curriculum and their own love of learning.

Þ have opportunities to be leaders themselves.

Þ work with excellent role models and learn about inspirational people around the world.


Parents and families:

Þ have family learning opportunities.

Þ have the opportunity to learn as adults and achieve success.

Þ are able to volunteer at school to support their own learning and the learning of the children.


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At Irk Valley, children:

Þ have opportunities  to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds.

Þ are taught to work cooperatively, both in and outside the  classroom.

Þ work with peers to enhance learning and to resolve problems.


Parents and families:

Þ are represented on the Governing Body and through an active PTFA.

Þ are asked for their views and to visit the school to enable parents to contribute to school life and children’s learning.

Þ receive clear communication in a preferred format .


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At Irk Valley, children:

Þ have opportunities to improve their physical fitness, mental health and well being.

Þ have fun in lessons.

Þ go on educational visits to bring learning to life.

Þ are rewarded for their achievements and efforts.


Parents and families:

Þ understand that a happy individual will achieve well.

Þ work in partnership with caring, friendly and  approachable staff.

Þ are welcomed in school.


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