Vision, mission, values
We strive to be an outstanding school at the heart of the local community in which every child is empowered to have self-belief and to aspire to achieve her/his highest potential. We are committed to building futures in a welcoming and supportive learning environment, in which all pupils feel valued and challenged to be resilient thinkers, active learners with transferable skills and have an appetite for world learning.
Governors at Woodside Primary School aim to ensure that our children experience a secure, safe and stimulating environment providing the full breadth of the National Curriculum – with emphasis on English, mathematics, science and computing – where all are excited about learning and all learning activities encourage positive models of enquiry, reflection, innovation and challenge.
We nurture and support children of all abilities, helping each to achieve her/his potential in all aspects of learning and physical, social, emotional, moral and spiritual development. From this foundation we encourage staff to share success and equip children to become independent, creative thinkers and learners for life and to develop the resilience to face the challenges of an ever-changing world. We recognise and value the diversity of our school family and the uniqueness of each of its members.
We ensure excellence in teaching and learning through teamwork, support, collaboration and effective leadership. We promote inclusion, creativity and enthusiasm. We promote British values – including tolerance, cooperation, trust and respect – within the school and the wider community. The school has a long, rich history and we actively encourage community involvement wherever possible. We achieve the best we can for our children by using the strength of partnership working with parents and others.
We aim to;
- Create a welcoming and caring atmosphere, placing safeguarding at the forefront of all we do.
- Expect the very best from all through developing an enjoyment, and commitment to twenty-first century lifelong learning.
- Develop critical thinking and the ability to transfer skills (Learning Powers – LP).
- Foster self-esteem, self-autonomy and self-discipline.
- Provide inspirational opportunities to acquire, develop, and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Enable pupils to become creative, innovative and enterprising learners who welcome challenge.
- Develop a respect for the spiritual, moral, social and cultural values and views of others.
- Encourage and recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and developing wellbeing.
- Promote a sense of community cohesion through developing partnerships with all stakeholders in our academy.