Developing a caring family of creative, critical and collaborative learners.

Additional Information

At Ellison Primary Academy we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day. We expect that the children will learn respect for others, resilience in dealing with life’s challenges and will take responsibility for their own actions.


We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.


Through our teaching we aim to develop and support learners so that they:


  • have appropriate self-confidence and a positive self-image;

  • feel that their basic physical needs are being met;

  • feel emotionally secure, safe, relaxed and mentally healthy;

  • take responsibility for their own learning;

  • are actively engaged, independent and reflective;

  • are self-motivated and self-evaluating;

  • are independent, show initiative and are willing to take risks;

  • understand what they need to do to move forward in their learning;

  • ask good questions, are interested and inquiring;

  • listen and communicate well;

  • are able to access information, resources and the environment appropriately;

  • are able to express their needs and feelings appropriately;

  • interact with others positively;

  • interpret and transfer skills in new contexts and remember and apply them to their learning;

  • persevere and are resilient.


As the children progress through the learning process we want to


  • ensure that all children are competent in basic skills;

  • ensure that children experience a rich and challenging curriculum that allows them to apply and further develop basic skills;

  • enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent learners;

  • enable children to become better thinkers so that they can solve problems creatively;

  • foster children's self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people;

  • develop children's self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others;

  • show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people;

  • enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community;

  • help children grow into reliable, independent citizens capable of making a positive contribution.

If you require further information, please feel free to contact the head teacher.