Our values and ethos
Achieving Excellence Together.
We aim to achieve excellence together; to inspire our children and young people to be the very best version of themselves that they can be.
The Woodmansterne way is the realisation of our vision and values in daily life. Grounded in our six core values of integrity, cooperation, aspiration, respect, unity and responsibility; it is at the heart of everything we do, our way of being, our approach to life and learning. Our staff and pupils embody these values every day. It is played out in our daily routines, our assemblies, our learning, our actions and interactions and our expectations of ourselves and each other. If you visit, ask our pupils about our values, they are fiercely proud of their school’s ethos and reputation as a socially responsible, kind and inclusive community.
As a community school we stand by our inclusive values; we aim to serve our community as best we can and rise to the challenges that are put in front of us. We do not select our pupils on their prior attainment; whatever a child’s starting point we aim to support them on their journey to success, in whatever form that may take. As our school grows, so too does the identity and legacy of our pupils. It was the pioneering pupils of Woodmansterne secondary phase who declared they wanted the school to be specialist in every area of the curriculum. So that should they desire to be a scientist, lawyer, actor or artist we would have the right curriculum and staff to support them.
Our curriculum is creative, challenging and provides plenty of opportunities to explore learning beyond the classroom. We recognise and value the importance of the arts and sport; not just in complimenting the traditional academic subjects but in providing our pupils with a healthy balance which supports their well-being. Through a rich curriculum and a shared moral purpose we develop our pupils’ self-belief, individuality and ambition.
' The values at the heart of the school, such as respect and cooperation, are shared regularly and in a way that pupils clearly understand. Consequently, pupils behave exceptionally well in their dealings with each other and with adults both within the school walls and beyond' Ofsted 2013