Radipole Primary School

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.

The Radipole Way

The children and parents, staff and governors have considered the question "What is the most important thing our school can do?" - for its children, for its families, for its staff and for its community. More than ever the world is changing and our renewed school vision sets out our aspiration to do our very best by the children in our care, their families, our staff, and the community as a whole. You can see what the children, parents, staff and governors have said by following the buttons below.

Happy, kind and brave.

Together we learn, together we grow, together we soar.


What is the Radipole Way? It describes our school living out its vision to nurture a community of children, families and staff who are happy, kind and brave, by being a school where everyone belongs, everyone dreams and everyone cares. 


This vision runs along side our learning skills. These five key learning skills ensure children are able to not only have the skills to learn at school, but also the skills to succeed in life.


What: Five learning skills describe what we do.


We Persevere

A learner needs to keep going in the face of difficulties. They need to stick at things even when they find it difficult or challenging. A learner shows perseverance when:

  • They always try their best
  • They have a positive attitude
  • They practise
  • They know their strengths and weaknesses and try hard to improve
  • They find interest in what they are doing


We reflect

A learner needs to reflect and learn from experience. They need to think about what they have done and what they could also do. A reflective learner:

  • Asks "Why?" and "How?"
  • Stays clam
  • Listens to and considers different opinions
  • Learns from mistakes
  • Thinks about how they learned in the past
  • Considers how they can use their learning in the future


We Collaborate

A learner needs to work with and learn from others. They need to respect others and recognise different viewpoints. A collaborative learner:

  • Knows when it's good to learn on their own and when they should work with partners
  • Is a good team player
  • Learns from others
  • Shares learning and resources
  • Works together with others to solve problems


We Explore

A learner needs to ask questions and be curious. They need to think about what to do and where to go to support their learning. A learner explores by:

  • Using their imagination
  • Asking questions
  • Using lots of different resources and trying different approaches
  • Making links between the things they have learned and know already


We Care

A learner needs to care about themselves and others. They need to think about how to take care of things. A responsible learner:

  • Is kind and caring
  • Thinks about the impact of their choices on people
  • Thinks about the impact of their choices on things and the environment
  • Stays calm, plans ahead and makes good choices
  • Takes care in their learning


We celebrate children living out The Radipole Way each week, identifying children who have demonstrated those learning skills in their learning or relationships. We use Learning Dinosaurs to embody each of the Learning Skills: