Vision and Values

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Vision & Values

Mission Statement

We strive to provide creative and challenging cross curricular opportunities which ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.

We are committed to fostering the development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness so that they understand and appreciate all aspects of the world in which they live and the positive contribution they can make to their own and others’ quality of life.

We believe that all who come into our school should be valued and respected. To accomplish this goal we are committed to providing a stimulating learning environment that fosters and encourages all involved in the improvement of our school.


Aims of our school

  1. To develop a caring purposeful atmosphere in which children are positive, confident and optimistic in all they do.
  2. To provide an environment that recognises the worth and unique contributions of each individual, staff and pupils.
  3. To provide positive but balanced images of cultural diversities.
  4. To provide a broad and enriched curriculum catering for the needs of all children in an environment of equal opportunity.
  5. To plan, deliver, record and assess the National Curriculum in a Mind Friendly, Creative way and make the best possible use of all available resources to achieve the highest educational outcomes.
  6. To provide a staffing structure which offers a wide range of experience and expertise and enables all personnel to develop professionally.
  7. To encourage parental involvement and develop good communication in all stages and all aspects of the child’s education.
  8. To provide a wider curriculum extending experiences beyond the school day.
  9. To ensure good value for money.

School Charter

 We recognise that we all have the following rights:

 Help other people out when they need us

Respect other children and staff in school 

Behave ourselves at all times and follow school rules

 

So we promise to meet our responsibilities to: 

Help other people out when they need us

Respect other children and staff in school 

Behave ourselves at all times and follow school rules

 

School in context

Woodchurch Road Primary is situated in an established urban community approximately one mile from the centre of Birkenhead. The building is over 100 years old. There is a large yard at the front of the school with a partially enclosed area for our youngest pupils. There are no grassy areas. The Caretaker’s house on site has been converted for use as part of our extended services provision. The school is accessed through two gates from a very busy main road. There is a pre-school and out of hours care provision on site, both of which are run by private providers.

Woodchurch Road is a large school with 472 pupils on role which is an increase of 45 pupils this year. This is due in part to the school’s popularity resulting in out of zone applications and in part to the closure of a nearby school and parental requests for upwards of 20 pupils to come to Woodchurch Road Primary School.

At Woodchurch Road we are committed to the development of the whole child and recognise the importance of life skills in an ever changing world. To this end staff work very hard to ensure our curriculum is carefully matched to our pupils’ needs both academically and socially and emotionally. Stakeholders at Woodchurch Road Primary School believe taking teaching and learning forward is our core purpose and hold this view central to all decisions made and all that we do.

The school holds many awards, including:

  1. Basic skills
  2. Enhanced Healthy Schools status
  3. International School Award-Intermediate level
  4. Gold Active Mark
  5. Eco Green Flag
  6. School Travel Plan
  7. Inclusion Award

Our regular questionnaires provide evidence that parents are hugely supportive of the school. Parents’ Evenings are well attended. Relationships with staff are very good and responses indicate that our open door policy is appreciated by parents/carers. Attendance at class assemblies, school productions etc. is extremely good and feedback is positive. School fairs, discos and other PTA/social events are well supported. Any issues parents/carers may have are largely dealt with in-house and result in positive outcomes.