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Striving to be the best we can be

At Wisborough Green Primary School, we are uncompromising in our aspirations for the children, staff and school community. We foster self-reliance, curiosity and independence so that our children become confident life-long learners. Our children feel happy, safe and valued. We take pride in our talented staff, who work closely with our supportive parents and village community. Our broad and exciting curriculum encourages every child to find and fulfil their potential, both academically and beyond the classroom.

This vision statement is underpinned by our seven core values:-

Respect

We treat each other with kindness and consideration, valuing and accepting our differences.

Honesty

We are truthful and trustworthy in our words and actions.

Positivity

We have a can-do attitude, believing that anything is possible.

Perseverance

We show resilience in all that we do and never give up.

Unity

We work together, learn from each other and celebrate our successes.

Creativity

We use our imagination to solve problems in new ways.

Empathy

We understand and share the feelings of others.

RESPECT, POSITIVITY, UNITY, EMPATHY, HONESTY, CREATIVITY AND PERSEVERANCE

 

ALL MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY (TEACHING AND NON-TEACHING STAFF, PARENTS, PUPILS AND GOVERNORS) WORK TOWARDS WISBOROUGH GREEN PRIMARY SCHOOL'S AIMS BY:

  • Valuing children as individuals and respecting their rights and beliefs
  • Fostering and promoting good relationships and a sense of belonging and respect for the school community
  • Providing a well ordered environment in which all are fully aware of behavioural expectations
  • Offering equal opportunities in all aspects of school life and recognising the importance of different cultures
  • Encouraging, praising and positively reinforcing good relationships, behaviour and attitudes to learning
  • Working as a team, supporting and encouraging one another.

TEACHERS WORK TOWARDS THE SCHOOL’S AIMS BY:

  • Providing a challenging and stimulating Programme of Study designed to enable all children to reach the highest standards of personal achievement
  • Recognising and being constantly aware of the needs of each individual child according to ability and aptitude
  • Ensuring that learning is progressive, continuous and challenging
  • Being good role models; punctual, well prepared and organised
  • Maintaining an up-to-date knowledge of current Teaching and Learning practice
  • Having a positive attitude to change and the development of their own expertise
  • Establishing links with the local community, including industry, to prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life
  • Working collaboratively with a shared philosophy and practice
  • Fostering in every child a lifelong love of learning.

PUPILS WORK TOWARD THE SCHOOL’S AIMS BY:

  • Taking growing responsibility for their own learning, developing resilience and confidence to tackle new challenges
  • Attending school in good health maintained by adequate diet, exercise and sleep
  • Attending school regularly
  • Being punctual and ready to begin lessons on time
  • Being organised; for example, bringing necessary kit, taking letters home promptly, returning reading books regularly
  • Conducting themselves in an orderly manner in line with the expected code of discipline
  • Looking after their own belongings
  • Respecting the school environment, ensuring that school is kept tidy and organised.

PARENTS WORK TOWARD THE SCHOOL’S AIMS BY:

  • Modelling and promoting a positive and supportive attitude towards school 
  • Ensuring that children attend school in good health, regularly and punctually
  • Supporting the school’s decisions regarding discipline
  • Being realistic about their child’s ability and supporting him or her to develop a positive attitude to learning
  • Participating in discussions concerning their child’s progress and attainment
  • Ensuring early contact with school to discuss matters which affect their child’s happiness, progress and behaviour
  • Giving due importance, time and space to homework, facilitating reading, and assisting in learning of tables and spellings
  • Encouraging their child to take increasing responsibility for their own learning and belongings as they progress throughout the school.

Ethos

We wish to create a culture of learning, where children are happy, enthusiastic, motivated and ambitious. We encourage mutual respect, support and collaboration between all adults and children, both within the school and the wider community. We believe that it is important to provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment for all our children, thereby promoting a sense of pride in our school. This can be achieved when all staff, parents and children understand their responsibilities and work together towards the same goals, as detailed in our Home-School Agreement.

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