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This half term our Christian Value is Kindness.


We are a happy, family school with strong Christian values. We all work together to promote a love of learning where children succeed and reach their full potential. We hope you enjoy your visit.Hanley Swan Primary School is part of the Hanley and Upton Educational Trust

Skills for Life

Skills for Life Project


As a school we are dedicated to teaching a wide variety of academic subjects to a very high standard, but we are also acutely aware that there is more to lifelong learning and future success than just subject knowledge. Therefore, this year we will be introducing and focusing on a number of skills that will better prepare the children for life beyond Hanley Swan.


We will explicitly focus on one Skill for Life each half term. The 6 skills, in order of coverage, are:

  •  Proud workers
  • Responsible Citizens
  • Independent Learners
  • Collaborative Communicators
  • Creative thinkers
  • Effective Entrepreneurs


In more detail...


Proud Worker:

I work hard and always do my best

I have high standards in all that I do

I take care with the presentation of my work

I have a positive approach to my work

I take pride in my appearance



Responsible Citizen:

I show respect for others

I show commitment to participate responsibly

I develop knowledge and understanding of the world and our place in it

I understand British Values and respect different beliefs and cultures

I make informed choices and decisions



Independent Learner:

I persevere

I apply the skills I have learnt

I enjoy learning and am motivated to achieve the best I can

I think for myself

I understand how I learn and can learn from my mistakes



Collaborative Communicator:

I listen and respond to others appropriately

I challenge others’ ideas constructively

I recognise the contribution that others can make to my learning

I work with others to achieve a common goal

I am willing to take on different roles and responsibilities



Creative thinker:

I show my learning in a variety of ways

I use my imagination to explore possibilities and solve problems

I innovate and generate ideas

I am happy to try different approaches to solve problems



Effective Entrepreneur:

I recognise an opportunity and negotiate with others to take it forward

I  evaluate risk to inform individual and collective decision making

I show resilience, adaptability and a determination to succeed

I talk about budgeting and understand its importance


We hope you will support us in helping your children develop these skills so as to become better prepared for their future.