Global School Vision - Village School 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.
In our school we offer a warm, friendly atmosphere where the children can feel happy and secure and where they can grow in independence and confidence. We make the school a stimulating place which generates enthusiasm and encourages positive progress.
Children feel safe in their environment and have a positive attitude to learning. We foster a culture which develops social skills and self-awareness, while placing equal value in strong communication and cultural sensitivity.
Our school values are built around the three Rs – Respect, Rights and Responsibilities.
Children at Walton on the Hill are taught to respect each other and themselves. They value individuality and respect equality and diversity. Through adults modelling respect, children learn to listen, communicate and behave in a way which contributes to the harmony of the school community and beyond.
"Children have the right to an education which develops their personality, talents” UNICEF.
Fostering a culture of responsibility teaches children to become independent and builds self-confidence. Children are encouraged to take on responsibility from day one, be that through looking after their property, joining the school council, becoming a playground leader or a bike it bug. We also teach children to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour. Through effective communication, children become aware of how they learn and behave to the best of their ability. They also develop an awareness of what they need to do next to make effective progress. Our final lesson is about collective responsibility and the vital role that we all play as part of the Walton team!
Please click below to see some of examples of how our three Rs are supported through the promotion of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development of the children at Walton on the Hill Primary School.
Our Curriculum 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, thought-provoking, creative, inspirational and soaked in memorable moments.
Our Six Learning Values
Our learning values should be evident in all that we do at school. We draw focus to each individual value over the course of a half term. 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. We also try to incorporate the value in other curriculum areas whenever possible. By emphasising the importance of these key tenets we aim to embed these values within our curriculum, our staff and our pupils.
Our learning values are:
Creativity and Innovation
The curriculum we offer at Walton on the Hill Primary aims:
To promote a love of learning.
To provide a happy, safe and secure learning environment.
To offer a diverse range of learning experiences, always fun, always engaging and soaked in memorable moments.
To nurture, confident, independent individuals who are equipped and skilled for later life.
To give everyone the opportunity to fulfil their highest potential, both academically, and in respect of their wider interests and talents.
To offer a bespoke curriculum that makes full use of the local community and environment but also reaches out in to the wider world to nurture global thinkers; global citizens of the future.
To offer the widest possible range of enrichment activities and experiences, including after school clubs and educational visits.
To provide expert teaching and high quality teachers who are well trained, highly motivated and well supported.
To foster creativity.
To encourage children to become partners in their own learning by setting achievable goals and working together to enable children to become more aware of their own preferred learning styles.