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Statement of our Ethos and Values

Excellence through Opportunity


Excellence: Striving for the best


  • We want the very best teaching and learning experiences for our children.
  • We expect every child to try hard to improve.
  • We insist on excellence in our communications with parents and the wider community.
  • We strive for high academic standards and value all achievement.
  • We believe our children deserve an excellent environment and that everything we offer, from buildings to books, should be the best we can provide.


Opportunity: A fair chance for all


  • We want the best possible lifetime opportunities for every child.
  • We believe every child has a right to be safe, to be healthy, to enjoy and achieve, to make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well-being.
  • We insist on every child’s entitlement to a broad range of knowledge and skills.
  • We want every child to have opportunities in sport and the arts as well as academic achievement.
  • We are committed to equality of opportunity for everyone.
  • We want all our children to learn positive attitudes so that they never limit the opportunities of others through stereotyping or intolerance.

British Values


    At Woodside, we develop and promote British Values throughout our school and within our curriculum.


    “We want every school to promote the basic British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs.” Lord Nash


    A key part of our plan for education is to ensure children become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.


    • The Rule of Law

    • Democracy

    • Individual Liberty

    • Mutual Respect

    • Tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs


    To do this our children will develop;

    • An understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process

    • An understanding that the freedom to hold other faiths and beliefs is protected in law

    • An acceptance that people having different faiths and beliefs to oneself (or having none) should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of discriminatory behaviour

    • An understanding of the importance or identifying and combating discrimination

    The mission statement and aims of the school clearly reflect these values, and the whole school strives to uphold them.

    How we include British Values at Woodside