Cumbernauld Primary School

Vision, Values and Aims

OUR VISION: In our school, we aim to provide a secure, stimulating, and rights respecting environment where each child feels included and their individual abilities, skills and talents are fully developed.


OUR VALUES: (Effort, Kindness and Respect)

Our school vision places the child at the centre of everything we do. We adhere to our Respect programme to promote a positive attitude to life-long learning.

I am one of a kind.

I am kind to myself.

I am kind to others.

I am kind to the environment.

I am the learning kind.

I am the achieving kind.

I am the community kind.

And I love life!



  • Our children will achieve their potential educationally, socially and emotionally in a safe, happy, secure and trusting environment.
  • Our children will be provided with opportunities to become successful learners through effective learning and teaching which offers appropriate challenge and support.
  • Our children will develop an appreciation of self-worth, respect for themselves and others in an environment where wider achievement is celebrated and promoted.
  • We will continue to maintain a positive partnership with parents, carers and the whole school community where each plays an important role in the development of our children’s values.

We aim to enable our children and young people to:

BE A SUCESSFUL LEARNER– this means our children and young people will:

➢ be enthusiastic and motivated for learning
➢ be determined to reach high standards of achievement
➢ be open to new thinking and ideas

➢ use literacy, communication and numeracy skills

➢ use technology to support learning
➢ think creatively and independently
➢ learn independently and as part of a group

➢ make reasoned evaluations
➢ link and apply different types of learning to new situations

BE A RESPONSIBLE CITIZEN- this means our children and young people will:
➢ have respect for others
➢ have commitment to participate responsibly in political, economic, social and cultural life

➢ develop knowledge and understanding of the world and Scotland’s place in it
➢ understand different beliefs and cultures
➢ make informed choices and decisions
➢ evaluate environmental, scientific and technological issues
➢ develop informed ethical views of complex issues

BE A CONFIDENT INDIVIDUAL– this means our children and young people will:

➢ have self-respect
➢ have physical, mental and emotional well-being
➢ have secure values and beliefs

➢ have ambition
➢ relate positively to others and manage themselves
➢ pursue an active and healthy lifestyle
➢ be self-aware
➢ develop and communicate their own beliefs and view of the world ➢ live as independently as they can
➢ assess risk and take informed choices
➢ achieve success in different areas of activity

BE AN EFFECTIVE CONTRIBUTOR– this means our children and young people will: ➢ have an enterprising attitude
➢ have resilience
➢ have self-reliance

➢ communicate in different ways and in different settings

➢ work in partnership and teams
➢ take the initiative and lead
➢ apply critical thinking in new contexts

➢ solve problems

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