Ethos & Values

The Ethos and Values of Rudyard Kipling Primary School & Nursery

Children come first at RKPS. They are the heart and soul of our school. We want our children to be responsible, independent, enthusiastic and highly motivated individuals. We positively promote an environment where mutual respect and inclusion are the core values at RKPS.

We aim to …

  • Create a caring, safe and calm environment in which effective learning can take place and there is mutual respect between all members of the school community.

  • Promote the development of children’s self-worth, identity and achievement.

  • Ensure we meet the needs of all children and families.

  • Develop in all children the ability to listen to and empathise with others and to appreciate and celebrate differences.

  • Effectively support our LGBT, non-binary and gender questioning children and families within Rudyard community.

  • Support children in becoming independent, self-disciplined and responsible lifelong learners who are able to make positive choices.

We promote our five key values which were voted for by children, staff, parents and governors.

  • Kindness

  • Equality

  • Respect

  • Teamwork

  • Positivity

In addition to our values, we always wish to instil in our children the belief that they can achieve anything they set their minds to. We refer to it as a ‘culture of aspiration’. Therefore, each class is named after inspirational people from history and the present day. Every year, as our children go through the school, they will learn about some people from different backgrounds and nationalities who have achieved great things. We hope that this will inspire our children to reach for the stars!  

A future Eric Carle, Neil Armstrong or Frida Kahlo could well be working in a classroom in our school right now.