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Alwoodley Primary School

Learning Together, Growing Stronger.

Vision and Ethos



Alwoodley Primary School is a learning community that provides high-quality teaching, a nurturing ethos and builds positive relationships where pupils feel valued and where they are all encouraged to fulfil their potential.  Our motto, 'Learning Together, Growing Stronger' was selected using a democratic vote led by our school council and reflects the fact that we want all of our stakeholders to flourish; in doing so we will collectively be the very best we can be.


Our Aims

We aim to:

  • Provide equal opportunities for all pupils.

  • Provide teaching and learning of the highest quality.

  • Adapt learning to take account of the needs of each individual.

  • Support pupils’ physical, mental, social, moral, spiritual and cultural needs.

  • Keep all pupils safe from physical and emotional harm.

  • Provide a broad, balanced and rich curriculum that prepares pupils for modern life.

  • Enrich pupils’ learning through visits and experiences.

  • Embrace the community and make parents part of the school's success.

  • Create a friendly, happy atmosphere where good behaviour is the norm and attitudes to learning are positive. 

  • Achieve the best outcomes for all.


Our aims are tied together with three golden threads that are embedded consistently from Nursery through the Year Six.  They are:

Golden thread one - Cognitive Education: Learning how our brain works to become better learners.

Golden thread two - Reading: Fostering a life long love of reading. 

Golden thread three - Personal Development: Building knowledge, attitudes, skills, relationships and behaviours that can be used to navigate the world we live in. 


Our golden threads should:

  • Be visible in each classroom – on displays and learning resources and talked about with pupils.
  • Be referred to during lessons.
  • Become part of everyday language in school.
  • Feature in our planning.
  • Be used to reinforce positive learning behaviours with all classes.
  • Be used as an important part of pupils’ reflection and review time.
  • Be used with individuals to encourage specific behaviours like resilience, challenge and motivation.


For more information, please visit, 'Our Curriculum' under, 'Key Information'.