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Watlington Community Primary School

Vision and Values

‘Growing and Learning Together’

 To equip all members of our school community with the knowledge, skills and love of learning to continue with their next steps.

We do this by:

  • Delivering our curriculum to develop the knowledge and cultural capital to ensure every member of our school community is the 'best they can be'.
  • We adopt change and evaluate the impact of our decisions to improve the lives of our school community.
  • We nurture and empower people to become confident problem solvers, develop independence and resilience.
  • Provide a friendly and family atmosphere for learning
  • We are part of our community and learn from all the people that make up our 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 enquiring 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.