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Our Vision and Value statement

Reviewed with the whole school in September 2015


We aim to be a school where

  • Everyone is valued and all our work is underpinned by our shared Christian values and beliefs
  • Everyone aspires to excellence to enable our children to be well prepared for the future
  • Teaching is innovative, inspiring, inclusive, creative and reflective
  • Everyone is eager to learn together to the best of their abilities

We aim to be a school where our children

  • Are valued and respected for their individual strengths and enabled to reach their full  potential
  • Are nurtured to be independent, enthusiastic, confident, motivated and resilient individuals
  • Are supported to have the highest expectations of themselves in all areas of learning – academic, social, physical, moral and spiritual
  • Understand and live out our school values
  • Are listened to, heard and enabled to make a positive contribution to our school and the wider community.
  • Can communicate effectively and work collaboratively and cooperatively with others

We aim to have a curriculum which

  • Is broad, balanced, creative, stimulating and relevant where learning is meaningful and challenging
  • Follows children’s interests and curiosities and motivates learning
  • Reflects our Christian and British values.
  • Is enriched with visitors, visits, stimulating resources and outdoor learning
  • Promotes knowledge of the wider and every changing world, other cultures and communities and raises aspirations

We aim to be a school where all staff

  • Are enabled and supported to be skilled, committed, creative, confident professionals who serve our community to the best of their abilities.
  • Are reflective individuals accountable for their work and excellent role models
  • Are valued, respected and trusted as part of our team
  • Feel confident to experiment – able to learn from mistakes
  • Work collaboratively as a strong team committed to lifelong learning
  • Are confident to communicate ideas and thoughts and are well informed about school life to enable them to do the very best job they can

We aim to be a school community where:

  •  Values underpin all our relationships throughout our community.
  • We are an integral part of the wider Westwoodside community and also reflect national and international communities.
  • Those who support our school act as a critical friend to enable it to further develop
  • Everyone’s voice is heard, ideas and beliefs are listened to and responded to honestly
  • Our work with others helps all parents, carers and children no matter what challenges they face.
  • Where parents, carers, governors, staff and community members are valued and respected and enabled to make a positive contribution to the school and wider community by sharing their skills and ideas to help our children to learn.

We want our ethos and culture to be:

  • Strong and distinctively Christian underpinned by our Christian and family values
  • One in which there is enthusiasm, laughter and a ‘buzz’ of children and adults learning together
  • Ordered - purposeful and focused on being the very best we can be
  • Reflective - leading to on-going improvement where a ‘can do’ approach prevails