Vision and Values
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).