Values, Aims and Ethos

A child’s education begins from the moment they enter the world.  As teachers we join parents as partners in a process which they have already begun.  We believe that a good school is an extension of  home, building upon the care and values that parents provide.

Our shared vision is that Willand School will be a safe, happy, inclusive environment with high expectations and standards in which all children can become:

  • Successful learners- who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
  • Confident individuals- who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
  • Responsible citizens -who make a positive contribution to society.

This vision is underpinned by our total commitment to our core values which are of great importance to us:

  • Equality
  • Respect
  • Trust
  • Honesty
  • Resilience
  • Tolerance
  • Effort

We aim to ensure that all members of our school…

  • thrive in a safe, caring and happy learning environment
  • engage with a stimulating and challenging curriculum which fulfils their capacity to learn
  • work in partnership with parents and the community so that all children fulfil their potential
  • learn to work independently, think creatively and grow in self-confidence
  • make informed choices about being healthy and staying safe
  • treat each other with fairness and respect
  • are valued and have an active role as members of a successful school community
  • develop good self-control and have consideration for others and the environment
  • develop effective key skills and social skills to become good citizens, equipped to cope with change and life in the twenty-first century