Everton Primary School

Everyone. Everyday. Everlasting.

Ethos, Values and Characteristics of Learning



Our Ethos

We believe that once you are a member of Everton Primary School, you are part of our EVERTeam, and when you move on you will always be a part of the FOREVERTeam. We're proud of our positive ethos and the efforts that we take in order to develop children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.




Our Values

In accordance with The Department for Education, we aim to actively promote British values in our school to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is 'right' and 'wrong', all people living in England are subject to its law.


The Key British Values are:


  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs


For further information on these values, please follow the link below:



The Protected Characteristics

Promoting the Protected Characteristics at Everton Primary School


We work to ensure that our children understand and celebrate their uniqueness and the individuality of difference of others.


The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Everyone in Britain is protected. This is because the Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act, there are nine Protected Characteristics:


  1. Age
  2. Disability
  3. Gender reassignment
  4. Race
  5. Religion or belief
  6. Marriage or civil partnership
  7. Sex
  8. Sexual orientation
  9. Pregnancy and maternity



At Everton Primary School, we actively promote these in our curriculum and work to embed them into our ethos.

Under the Equality Act you are protected from discrimination:

  • When you are in the workplace
  • When you use public services like healthcare (for example, visiting your doctor or local hospital) or education (for example, at your school or college)
  • When you use businesses and other organisations that provide services and goods (like shops, restaurants, and cinemas)
  • When you use transport
  • When you join a club or association (for example, your local rugby club)
  • When you have contact with public bodies like your local council or government departments



Our Characteristics of Learning

Within our curriculum, we support children's understanding of effective characteristics of learning, which we call our 'EverTen'. We continually seek opportunities to further develop children's:


1. Ambition

2. Confidence

3. Curiosity

4. Enthusiasm

5. Honesty

6. Independence

7. Kindness

8. Resilience

9. Respect

10. Teamwork


We expect our children to uphold these standards in all aspects of their lives as part of the FOREVERTeam: Everyone, Everyday, Everlasting.