Vision & Values

At Chetwynd Primary Academy, we have a vision that underlies all that we do:

‘For all our children to be kind, courageous and curious citizens, helping them to shine for a bright and happy future in our diverse world.’

Through the whole school community working together, we achieve and maintain a school environment based on mutual respect and trust, with high standards of work and behaviour. This involves teachers, teaching assistants, mid-day supervisors, office staff, parents, governors and children all working towards the same objective – a safe, calm school.

The creation of our happy, secure and friendly environment allows children to learn and develop as caring and responsible people, understanding and respecting the differences that we have.

Our STARFISH values permeate through everything we do, and how we behave towards one another, to ensure a safe, caring and happy school where children feel valued and educated.

 Our children even have their own ‘rap’ to help them to share and celebrate what being a STARFISH is!

Starfish Story

While walking along the beach an elderly gentleman saw someone in the distance leaning down, picking up something and throwing it into the ocean.

As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a boy, picking up starfish one by one and tossing each one gently back into the water.

He came closer and called out, “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”

The boy paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”

The old man smiled, and said, “I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?”

To this the boy replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”

Upon hearing this, the elderly man commented, “But, do you not realise that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”

The boy listened politely. Then he bent down, picked up another starfish, threw it back into the ocean, past the breaking waves and said, 

“It made a difference for that one.”