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Watlington Primary School

Primary School

Vision and Values

‘Growing and Learning Together’

As a school we:

Aspire to provide an outstanding education

Develop confident, resilient and independent global citizens for the future

Provide a friendly and family atmosphere for learning

High expectations for all to achieve

Strive to forge links with the wider community



  • To create a warm, friendly atmosphere where each child is safe.
  • To promote dignity, worth and status of all irrespective of ability, gender, race or religion.
  • To provide a well balanced, stimulating, inclusive curriculum, built on the framework of the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum, where expectations are consistently high and all children may develop to their full potential.
  • To offer a rich curriculum that includes opportunities for learning outside the classroom and is investigative and creative and which builds on what children already know.
  • To enable each child to develop positive attitudes towards learning, a caring attitude towards others and a sense of pride in themselves and their school.
  • To recognise and celebrate success and achievement in each child encouraging self respect, self discipline and high self esteem.
  • To promote good relationships and communication within school and with the wider community.
  • To work in partnership with all stakeholders to provide an outstanding service for children.
  • To care for the environment and to be concerned for the wider world.
  • To celebrate cultural diversity; to have respect and tolerance for the individuality of others.
  • To recognise and acknowledge parental rights to involvement in their children’s education through the development of close working relationships.
  • To accept that all staff have an entitlement to professional development and that all staff need the professional and personal support of their colleagues and sufficient information and training to carry out their duties effectively.
  • To have high expectations of all learners (including staff)
  • To acknowledge that failure can be a valuable learning process to help us to improve.
  • To help each child to develop an inquiring mind; the ability to question and argue rationally; and to use that ability in the application of tasks.
  • To recognise that all staff should be involved in the decision making process.
  • To acknowledge the role of children in decisions about the school and that all children should ‘have a voice’ and to value the opinions of pupils.
  • To enable all pupils to be physically active and to promote other aspects of health and well-being.