Secrets to Success

At Christ Church CofE Primary School it is our belief that by planning for both academic and personal development, all children are able to learn effectively so that they are equipped to grasp all the opportunities available to them in a rapidly changing world.  We also want to provide opportunities for the children to be 'Beacons of Light.'

We are using the work of renowned educator Chris Quigley, who has identified key principles for children to follow and called them the ‘Secrets of Success’

These secrets will underpin our school expectations (rules) and our curriculum and the core skills that are taught to your child every day.  Each half term we focus on a new secret which is linked to a Christian Value in line with our Christian ethos. 

These are: 

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we try new things

If children are willing to try new things, they may just find something they are good at. Even better than this, they may find something that they love doing. Most successful people love what they do.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we work hard

Although it may seem attractive to design a curriculum that is fun for children, it is also important to plan activities that will make children work hard. No real success comes without hard work.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we push ourselves

Successful people need to push themselves. A great curriculum needs to push children and teach them about the need to push themselves. Of course, it is much easier to push yourself if you see the point to what you are doing. That is why the curriculum needs to be engaging and relevant for children.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we imagine

Successful people have ideas. They use their imagination and are prepared to be wrong. The curriculum needs lots of opportunities for children to use their imagination.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we understand others

No one has experienced success by thinking about themselves. Successful people understand others. The curriculum needs to help children to realise that collaboration is what the real world is about.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we don’t give up

The curriculum needs a certain degree of danger and risk if children are to experience the real world. They need opportunities to fail in a safe environment and learn to have another go.

At Ellesmere Port Christchurch we show respect to God’s world and creations.


Our Secrets to Success Award

Last year we had great success in children achieving their Secrets to Success Award based on completing the 6 different sections.  Each child received a medal and certificate for all their hard work!

This year we have 6 new challenges.  Three will be completed in school and 4 at home.  A certificate and reward will be received at the end of the year for completing all of them!

See attached booklet detailing all the different challenges!



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