School Aims and Ethos
Our aim at Witton-Le-Wear Primary School is to create an ethos through which everyone is challenged to be the best they can be. We strive for and are committed to:
Creating a school that is a stimulating and purposeful environment; fuelled by a relevant, rich and varied curriculum.
Supporting children to become independent, curious and confident life-long learners. Children with integrity, are well-rounded, value themselves and understand how they can contribute to the community and wider society.
Supporting, developing and challenging staff to ensure they are ambitious and aspirational for all children and themselves to provide the highest-quality teaching to drive learning.
Ensuring parents feel connected, committed, involved and part of their child’s journey.
We value each child and promote wellbeing to encourage them to respect and value themselves and others in the community, forming positive attitudes and relationships.
Our values (respect, aiming high, resilience, honesty and working together) are embedded into all aspects of our school provision and offer. This helps children to become well-rounded and responsible citizens. Children are ready for the next phase of their education.
Through our curriculum, we provide a broad range of opportunities for children to acquire knowledge, skills and experiences relevant to their life now and in the future. We believe this creates a solid, firm foundation for excellent education.
We are adopting a teaching for mastery approach across the delivery of our curriculum. We teach key concepts which are broken down into small steps. We enable children to communicate their ideas with precision and clarity using subject specific and relevant vocabulary. Variation is used to allow children to learn in depth so that their understanding is not forgotten and ensure everyone moves forward as one.