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Vision & Values

Our school prides itself on its sense of community and upholding the positive values of a traditional village school.  The school’s ethos statement – Global School Vision, Village School Values – encapsulates the kind of school we continually aspire to be. We aim to provide an arena for learning which encompasses all that the local area and wider world has to offer. We aim to draw on local expertise and explore the local environment while also ensuring that children’s experiences stretch much further than their own doorstep.

Our Vision Statement

At Walton the Hill we aim to offer a rich and engaging school experience in which children are willing partners in their own learning. They enjoy school, form friendships for life and become responsible, respectful young people.  Our curriculum is diverse, well planned, thought-provoking, aspirational and punctuated with memorable moments and events. Our students love learning, read willingly for pleasure and retain key skills and knowledge. The values that we instil embody qualities, skills and characteristics that equip all children to become successful, independent and content – at school and beyond.

Our Six Learning Values

Our learning values should be evident in all that we do at school. Children are taught about the constituent elements of each value and begin to understand the importance that we place in each. Assemblies are used to introduce and explore the values in greater depth and we expect that these principles are referenced in both lessons and social interactions. By emphasising the importance of these key tenets we aim to embed these values within the fabric of our curriculum, our staff and our pupils.

Our learning values are:

Collaboration is crucial to successful learning at WOTH. Through effective collaboration we begin to understand the importance of cooperation, teamwork and unity.

Resilience is about being determined to succeed, setting a goal and sticking to it. We aim to foster a willingness to take risks and an acceptance of failure. We take positives from all that we do and learn from our mistakes. We are responsible for our own learning and develop high self-esteem and growth mind-set.

Respect is vital to achieving our vision. This key value incorporates inclusion, equality and diversity as well as ensuring our interactions are polite, courteous and sensitive to the needs of others. We expect all children to have an awareness of the wider world, to celebrate difference and respect the rights of all individuals, both in the school community and beyond.

Compassion is about kindness and concern, about friendship and love, about communicating effectively and understanding the needs of others. Through our focus on this value we expect to develop thoughtful, considerate children who are empathetic, respectful and kind.

Creativity is the value through which we hope to inspire children to appreciate their individuality, to be imaginative and inquisitive, to inspire and be inspired! We aim to nurture originality and dynamism through continued exposure to the latest design, technological innovations and art.

Curiosity is key to a love of learning. By focussing on this value we aim to encourage children to become active learners and to be curious and confident when experiencing new things. Exploring the world beyond their own classroom will help to develop a respect for nature and a love for the outdoors.