Skip to main content

Vision & Values.

An Outstanding Start.

We are relentless in our pursuit of school improvement and have a passion for providing children with the very best start to their school careers. Guided by a philosophy that sits at the heart of our curriculum and educational intent, we place enormous value on;


Creating happy, confident learners.


Providing exceptional curriculum experiences that spark curiosity and imagination, and encourage life-long learning.


Fulfilling every child’s potential with the highest academic outcomes and preparing them as confident, tolerant and compassionate citizens, who not only engage with academia and professional life, but also – as enquiring, independent individuals – are well rounded, able to converse at all levels, and become the pioneers of the future.

We focus on six key values in school. Created by our children, staff and families, these are:
  • Responsibility
  • Respect
  • Resilience
  • Positivity
  • Aspiration
  • Empathy

Each half-term, in our Monday Values assembly, we highlight one specific value so pupils can appreciate what the value represents, and learn how to show it during their time at school, and more generally.

Life-long confident learners

To secure our vision of creating life-long confident learners who are ready to make a positive contribution to modern society, we commit to the following:

  • Creating a curriculum that recognises each child as an individual, adapted by highly skilled professionals to meet the needs of all, so that everybody is stimulated and reaches their full potential.
  • Celebrating achievements and fostering a positive attitude to motivate and build self-belief. Through rich and varied opportunities in Dance, Sport, Drama, and Music, all our pupils will have the opportunity to build confidence and develop aspirations for the future.
  • Being inclusive and celebrating The British Values Curriculum. Our core values of respect, responsibility, resilience, positivity, aspiration and empathy are upheld, celebrated, and promoted by all stakeholders. We work closely with the community to ensure children are respectful and tolerant of society’s many different faiths and beliefs, so they can make positive contributions to life in Modern Britain in the future.
  • Providing a safe learning environment. We have the highest regard for safeguarding procedures, and actively seek ways to improve provision at our school, consistently aligning with best practice.
  • Valuing the contributions of all our pupils and stakeholders. We work collaboratively to embrace the opportunities presented by individuals and organisations who are supportive of and interested in our school and the broader community.
Commando Joes


Through Commando Joes we provide a character learning journey that is personalised to the needs of children, whatever their background or circumstance – encouraging our children to think critically and develop a mindset that thrives on looking at themselves and others from different perspectives.

The programme contributes to cultural, physical, spiritual, moral and social wellbeing, and plays a part in extending each child’s understanding of British values.

The COJO Character Curriculum is based upon the following 4 principles:

  1. Character development is a right for every child
  2. Character education empowers young people
  3. Character informs the ethos, direction of learning and culture of the school
  4. Character should be developed in partnership with staff, pupils and parents

The ultimate aim of character learning is the development of good sense and capacity to ‘think and choose intelligently’ between alternatives, and it is with this aim in mind that the COJO Character Curriculum is based. Encouraging children to think differently and more deeply about their actions is a significant element of the programme.


Every term, the children learn about a different character and work together to complete a series of 30-minute missions. These challenges involve the children using their teamwork skills, developing their values and behaviour traits as well as enhancing their resilience to complete the weekly missions.

The character behaviour traits below are divided into 7 categories linked to the COJO Character Curriculum programme’s central character – RESPECT. They include moral, performance, intellectual and relevant military behaviour traits that should not be seen as separate but integrated to contribute to a child’s character learning and development.

R esilience – Determined; self controlled; persistent; courageous; diligent; perseveres
E mpathy – Just (fair); compassionate (forgiveness); kind; courteous; unselfishness
S elf Aware – Self confident; self-disciplined; honest; humorous; humility; adaptability
P assion – Gratitude; motivated; positive attitude; inspires; willpower
E xcellence – Creative; curious; enquires; pride; critical thinking
C ommunication – Listens; influences; feedback; reflective; evaluative; presence
T eamwork – Cooperates; responsible; cares; decision makes; helpful; unity; patient


Through Commando Joes, the children are able to comment on the importance their behaviour traits play in being successful in different aspects of their learning. Children are able to use their independent and teamwork skills through effective communication, resilience and passion to complete a task. By completing the missions and developing these values, the children can apply these skills in the classroom when tackling challenges across the curriculum.

Holne Chase Primary School, Buckingham Road, Bletchley, Milton Keynes MK3 5HP

Registered Office: Wootton Hope Drive, Wootton Fields, Northampton NN4 6BU
Registration No. 08282041. England & Wales.