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Vision and Ethos

Our school vision: to provide excellent teaching and learning so that each of our children is inspired to excel within an environment where they feel valued, safe and respected.


Our school values incorporate the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust values, British values and ethical values.  We use these values as a basis for planning our assemblies in both KS1 and KS2.  We believe in the importance of the children taking ownership of these values and we therefore set some of the KS2 children a challenge to combine the values into what we believe in our school.  


At Okehampton Primary School, our school values, as written by the children, are:


O - Opportunities for all

K - Kindness

E - Equality and equity

H - Heartfelt solidarity

A - All voices to be heard

M - Mutual respect

P - People sticking to the rules

T - Tolerance

O - Openness and honesty

N - No bullying or prejudice


At Okehampton Primary School, we aim....


..... to go further than we thought

..... to run faster than we hoped

..... to reach higher than we dreamed

..... to become the best we can be.



Equality and Diversity


The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust is built upon the values and principles of the International Co-operative Alliance and as such, has a serious commitment to diversity and equality. It believes that it is essential that equality of opportunity and the absence of unfair discrimination be at the core of all the Trust’s activities. You can read more about how this reflects our legal duties set out in the Equality Act 2010.


As a member of The Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust, Okehampton Primary School has adopted the following principles and values:

  • Self-help – we help people to help themselves. We actively encourage children’s leadership in learning. Children learn to be independent and interdependent learners and develop a positive approach to challenges.
  • Self-responsibility – we take responsibility for, and answer to our actions. Democratic participation brings with it accountability and responsibility .We instil confidence in our learners and allow them to be responsible members of society. Children are encouraged to develop a strong commitment to own learning.
  • Democracy – we give our members a say in the way we run our school. Within the School we operate a number of child voice, staff voice and parent voice groups who contribute to the development of the School. Through active contribution and fair exchange of views members exercise their rights and participate in decision making.
  • Equality –the school is open to all. We do not select our children and encourage everyone to participate fully in the curriculum
  • Equity –we ensure fairness. In lessons children are expected to participate, achieve their potential and ensure they support others.
  • Solidarity – we share interests and common purposes with our members and other cooperatives. Through our specialist Guild work and involvement in the Young co- operative movement, we encourage social belonging, connectedness and feelings of empowerment. In our common endeavours we believe we achieve more together than we will alone,


Our ethical values

  • Openness – nobody’s perfect, and we won’t hide it when we’re not
  • Honesty – we are honest about what we do and the way we do it
  • Social responsibility – we encourage people to take responsibility for their own community, and work together to improve it. We face challenges together.
  • Caring for others – we take our responsibility to others seriously, celebrating the achievements of everyone and helping to pick up the pieces when things go wrong.


Read more about our Equality principles in our Equality Policy, follow the page link.