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Vision & Values

Arthur Bugler Primary School is an inclusive, friendly school serving the community in and around Stanford-le-Hope and the Corringham area.

We aim to support all members of the school community to be the best they can be; including children, teachers, support staff and families. We provide a varied, exciting curriculum that is adapted and tailored to engage all children and provide them with the skills for learning.

We are giving of our time and talents and actively engage with parents and carers, and the local, national and international community, to ensure children are equipped to make a positive contribution to the world we live in.

Being fully inclusive is at the heart of everything we do and we work with families to provide the support they need in order for their child’s learning, spiritual and developmental needs to be met. We encourage feedback and strive to improve our practice continually.

Most importantly, we provide a safe and supportive environment for children to learn and develop, and staff to flourish; creating a positive experience of education together.

The co-operative values

Everyone at Arthur Bugler Primary School endeavours to sustain the ethos of a whole school community; where every individual feels important and their needs are met, where diversity is embraced in a happy and secure environment, where the Children, Staff, Governors, Parents and Volunteer Helpers are valued and cared for and where the quality of teaching, and opportunities for learning, are sustained to the highest possible standards, using all the information and resources available across all the key stages. Arthur Bugler is a school where everyone has shared values and is encouraged to work in partnership to secure a worthwhile future for all.

As a partner in the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust, we share the balanced set of six co-operative values which are embedded throughout the school by both staff and children.

We are committed to demonstrating these values and principles in everything we do:


We use our own efforts and resources to achieve things without relying on others.


We support each other and work together to achieve a goal.


We understand that everyone should be treated equally and has an equal voice and right to contribute.


We ensure that everyone is treated fairly, equally and with respect.


We demonstrate attitudes and behaviours which are fair and unbiased.


We understand that we are answerable and accountable for our actions.

British values

The promotion of British values is firmly embedded in the work that we do, and according to Ofsted, 'fundamental British values' are:

  • Democracy;
  • The rule of law;
  • Individual liberty;
  • Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith.

These values link very well to our co-operative values, illustrated in the following table.

British value Co-operative value Links to school
Democracy Democracy Pupil voice – the school council; each class has elected representatives. The children are involved in the development of the curriculum and changes within the school e.g. the playground areas.
The rule of law Self-responsibility and Self-help All classes have rules and all staff have high expectations of attitudes towards learning and behaviour. There are clear rules displayed in classrooms and systems for rewards and consequences.
Individual liberty Equality and Equity Everyone is encouraged to make choices, knowing they are in a safe and secure environment. Children are encouraged to express their views, ideas and beliefs during PSHE, RE and assemblies.
Mutual respect Solidarity and Equality All staff show respect and model respect. Children are expected to show respect to all. PSHE, RE and assemblies encourage children to empathise and understand different cultures, beliefs, celebrations and festivals.