The Little Lever Way

Our Purpose, Values & Habits


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

We set high expectations of behaviour and behaviour for learning at Little Lever. We do this because, very simply, it helps every person achieve things they never thought they could! It helps teachers to teach and students to learn and EVERYONE (students, teachers and parents) takes responsibility for this.

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.