Keevil Characteristics

Our core purpose is to educate children. For us this extends beyond the specifications of the subjects of the National Curriculum. We endeavour to develop the ‘whole’ in each of our pupils.

Everything we do in school is rooted in our vision and ethos which arise from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus' teaching to "Always treat others as you would like to be treated." (Matthew 7:12).  In the story of the Good Samaritan we come to understand how someone reached out and gave all he could to someone to whom he could have turned his back.  This underpins everything we do and are in the school.

To ‘always treat others as you would like to be treated’ we are continually striving to achieve the very best for all our children.  As a primary school this means being part of forming the foundations on which every child will build as they go through life.  If we want the best for our children, we want them to flourish and achieve, we need to ensure that what we provide delivers this.

We decided that the way to achieve this and also to create cohesion across everything we do, academic and beyond, was to have fundamental values for the school that run through everything we do.  We call these the ‘Keevil Characteristics’.  We chose values that we believe will help our children be successful with us, as well as prepare them for secondary school and beyond. We chose:

  • Resilience
  • Learning
  • Diligence
  • Problem-Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication

These are the strands that bind together everything that we do.  Whether it is an English lesson, a task in history or an outdoors activity, we will be finding ways to develop the Keevil Characteristics in our children.

At the end of each term we award prizes to those children in each class who have excelled in each Characteristic.  The children are then entitled to wear a special badge on their school uniform to mark their achievement.