Vision, Ethos and Values

School council 2
Widcombe Infant School


Preparing children to be life long learners and to make the most of life within our world


Standards of achievement to aim for:

  • high levels of attainment appropriate to each individual in a broad, balanced curriculum
  • a high level of skills in English, Mathematics, Science and Computing
  • creativity throughout the whole curriculum
  • international awareness

Quality as learners

We aim to develop children who:

  • are highly motivated
  • have high expectations for their own learning and behaviour
  • are reflective learners who are receptive to learning
  • are independent learners, who enjoy learning and respond to a challenge
  • are confident, articulate, flexible and adaptable
  • are able to collaborate and co-operate with others
  • have enquiring minds and are able to solve problems

Personal attributes

For children:

  • to develop a sense of responsibility and respect towards themselves, others and their surroundings
  • to be happy, secure, confident, resilient and helpful individuals
  • to have a sense of identity and feel valued as an individual
  • to be socially adept, tolerant of others and be able to make a contribution to society
  • to be internationally aware
  • to develop a moral sense
  • to develop themselves in mind, body and spirit
  • to learn to keep themselves and others safe, and the importance of maintaining a healthy, sustainable life style

Statement of Commitment for our School

  • To provide high quality innovative teaching, through a variety of teaching and learning strategies, to deliver a broad, balanced, challenging curriculum in a rich, stimulating, well resourced environment
  • To ensure high attainment for pupils of all abilities
  • To provide a wide range of relevant experiences
  • To build on and progress from what children already know
  • To provide a rich quality of learning which makes full use of our unique environment in the school and the locality
  • To ensure the provision of a well resourced and well maintained inclusive school
  • To provide a school which supports and values every child so that they can achieve success in all aspects of school life
  • To foster a sense of identity by encouraging self respect and a smart appearance
  • To provide a happy, friendly, welcoming and safe environment
  • To foster children’s individual characters and give them opportunities to have a voice in the development of the school
  • To develop excellent home-school and community links
  • To provide opportunities for parents to gain knowledge of the school and their children’s learning through, for example curriculum meetings, assemblies, parents evenings, sports day, whole school performances
  • To support all staff development
  • To value all contributors to school life and work as a mutually supportive school team
  • To strive for continuous improvement
  • To teach children how to achieve a safe, healthy and sustainable lifestyle
  • For all staff and Governors to be proactive in the development of the school
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