The Little Lever Way

Our Purpose, Values & Habits

We put students first and will ignite a desire to succeed in every person no matter who they are or where they come from. We will transform every child’s life and raise their aspirations. We will build self-worth and confidence for the children in our care so they can stand as equals among any social circle and are ready to take their place in the world.

We will be relentless in meeting students’ needs, ensuring no child is held back and no child is left behind.

We will never give up on any individual and will ensure every child is known and feels valued

Little Lever students will feel proud of their school, their community and their achievements.

Little Lever staff will feel valued and proud of the job they do. They will be solution focussed and nationally recognised for their creative, collaborative and innovative ways to help children achieve things they never thought they could.

We will ensure we provide the highest standards of Continuing Professional Development so every member of staff has the opportunity to become the best teacher, teaching assistant, support staff or site staff they can be.

We will ensure all our students understand how following our Perfect Climate and Corridor Climate as well as praise, encouragement, effort and acts of kindness are the best ways to support themselves and other students to achieve great things.

We will work collaboratively with all our parents in the way they challenge and support the school.

We will co-construct our curriculum, policies and practices with our students, parents and the wider community.

We will be humble enough to know we do not always have the answers, but we search the local, national and global educational landscape to find the solutions.

Everything we do is focussed on helping every person achieve things they never thought they could.


‘To help every person achieve things they never thought they could’

Our students have a responsibility when they put on our blazer to:

  • Help THEMSELVES achieve things they never thought they could
  • Help OTHERS achieve things they never thought they could.

When students wear the Little Lever blazer they take up the responsibility to ‘leave the blazer in a better place’. This means they represent all the students and staff that currently attend and have previously attended Little Lever, all the future generations that will attend Little Lever and everyone in their community. It’s a great responsibility to have.


These are the key values that students and staff recognised as the most important values to help them achieve things they never thought they could.

Our expectations of behaviour are driven by these three values:


We are respectful, polite and courteous at all times to all people. We don’t take advantage of others and helping a member of our team is helping ourselves. We play by the rules so everyone can benefit.


We never give up. We remain positive so that we have the strength to persevere with even the hardest work. We do what it takes for as long as it takes.


We are honest. We accept we are in control of our actions. We do what we say we will do and do not make excuses. We have the courage to do the right thing.


Every student is capable of managing their own behaviour.  We expect all our students to independently manage their own behaviour.  In order to do this, we have created a set of habits that every student is expected to follow.  The definition of a habit is… ‘something that is repeated over and over again until it is done almost without thinking about it.’  We expect EVERY student to follow our habits.  We do this in order that EVERY student has the best chance of achieving things they never thought they could at Little Lever.

  • We follow Perfect Climate in our classrooms
  • We are quiet and sensible when we are outside our classroom (Corridor Climate)
  • We Track the Teacher with our eyes and listen when they speak
  • When an adult raises their hand and counts down 3…2…1 we are silent on 1
  • We always follow a reasonable request first time
  • We do not answer back
  • We have our equipment at all times (Pencil case, Planner, Bag, Reading book)
  • We wear the correct uniform in the right way
  • We are ‘on time’ (punctual)
  • We always complete our Retrieval Practice on time.