Our Vivid Vision and Values
Our Vivid School Vision
At the Whiteoak Academies, we will continue to grow and develop our warm, safe and inclusive environment so that all children and staff can flourish. Our motto and vision will be embraced by everyone in our family of schools and underpinned by our core values so there is a collective understanding that every day we strive to be better and nurture each and every individual to be the very best they can be.
As a family of schools, we will aim to help children act with integrity and respect so that they embrace and celebrate diversity and understand our rich cultural history. We will develop strong and effective partnerships between families, school and the wider community and we seek to empower our children to become humble, compassionate global citizens. Our children will know that they matter, understand that they belong and recognise that they can make a difference now.
Our curriculum and enrichment activities will be designed to ensure our children develop strong roots with an excellent grasp of the basics needed for success. Alongside this, we will endeavour to engage and excite all children, in order to feed their curiosity and inspire them to dream. Together, our children will be encouraged to become independent, reflective and resilient – recognising strength in themselves and others and developing perseverance in the face of challenge. We will seek to grow lifelong learners who take pride in their efforts and create their own beautiful work in a meaningful context.
Ensuring that children are successful academically is a crucial part of education but of paramount importance is that they also learn how to live successful and happy lives where they are informed, courageous advocates of the things that matter to them. Our curriculum will be designed and sequenced to give our children deep, coherent knowledge that will empower them to know where they came from, who they are and what they might become. Underpinning this are the key concepts of being and belonging: being hopeful, compassionate human beings who will shape a positive future for themselves and others and understanding how they belong to their community and the world.
As a staff team and governing body, we will strive to ensure that we develop the highest possible standards of teaching and learning and we will support our staff and governors to grow with excellent professional development and training opportunities. We will also establish high levels of professional trust and integrity where everyone understands the Whiteoak vision, knows their role within it and commits to doing their very best for everyone in our family of schools.
Our environment will be inviting and modern and provide the best conditions to nurture and grow success. Collectively, we will take responsibility and shared ownership for creating the conditions necessary for everyone to flourish. We will bring to life our values based culture and aim to continually improve so that we can leave the world a better place.
At the Whiteoak Academies, we will plant dreams, nurture hearts and grow minds in the hope that our children become compassionate, respectful young people, ready to make a difference and ready to create a thriving future for themselves and for others.
Growing our Values
This is an exciting time for our family of schools. We are looking to establish a set of core values that will help to guide, shape and enrich our work and play. As part of this very important work, we are inviting all members of our school family to select a value they think would be key to helping everyone in our schools thrive and flourish.
The values chosen will help us to deliver our vision in order to help open a doorway to the world for our children so that they are ready to live their dreams and be the change in the world they are hoping to see.
What Value will you choose?
We would like you to choose one value and explain why you think it would be an important core value for our family of schools.
How would it help us to be even better and work and play together even more happily and respectfully?
How would it help to make our family of schools and the wider world better for everyone?
You can choose to write about your chosen value, create a piece of artwork, a presentation or even a video, it is up to you.
The aim is to help us understand why you believe this value is important to everyone in our family of schools.
There are many different values and the values presentation below may help to give you just a few examples and ideas.
However, you are welcome to choose any value and explain why you think that value would be important for us all at the Whiteoak Academies.
We are very excited to see your ideas and share them with everyone in our family of schools.
At the Whiteoak Academies, British Values underpin our ethos and curriculum. We encourage all members of our school community to demonstrate these values. The Key British Values are:
- rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect
- tolerance of those of different faiths
You will see British Values being promoted in many different ways at the Whiteoak Academies both holistically across the curriculum and discretely taught. Examples include:
- An RE curriculum that teaches about the beliefs and practices of major religions.
- A PHSE curriculum in which children can explore, question and develop their understanding of these values and what they mean to us in school and within the wider local and global community.
- A comprehensive collective worship programme focusing upon faith narratives and moral values.
- A behaviour policy exemplifying easily understood golden rules and expectations.
- In the 19/20 academic year we have registered to work towards the BIG award promoting anti bullying and respect for all.
- An active School Council to facilitate pupil voice and a House Point system with pupil elected representatives.
- In Year 6 a challenging study focussing upon World War 2 and an opportunity to investigate a period of time when British Values have been tested.
- Anti Bullying and On line Safety “weeks” exploring the importance of safety and respect of others online.
- Cross academy focus to raise profiles of British Values e.g. Only One You installation to welcome visitors and Grow Respect display.
- A deep rooted foundation that as a school community Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM).