Vision and Values
At Willow Tree, we aim:
- To enable all members of our school community to reach their full potential
- To prepare each child, through all aspects of school life, to become responsible citizens respecting themselves, others and the environment
- To become independent and highly motivated learners
- To equip children to be flexible and adaptable to the modern world
- For each child to feel valued, safe and confident
The School Community will achieve these aims through:
- Engaging all members of the school community in providing a broad, balanced and challenging curriculum for every child
- Opportunities for continuing professional development for all members of staff
- Children becoming partners in their own education and make a positive contribution to the school environment and ethos
- Opportunities for children to take responsibility for their own learning
- Using technology effectively to improve children’s learning
- A secure and safe environment
- Sport, exercise and healthy living
- An enriching programme of extra curricular activities and visits
- Learning partnerships between home, school and community
Children and staff have developed a set of "Golden Promises" which have been reached through discussion and debate.
These are displayed around the school. They are:
- Keep hands, feet and objects to yourself.
- Always tell the truth.
- Look after property.
- Use kind words to everyone.
- Keep each other safe.
There is an expectation of high standards of personal behaviour and respect for others which we hope you will encourage and support.
Children's achievements are celebrated in a special Celebration Assembly held every Friday. They do find this very motivating. Rewards also include stickers, certificates, praise and the opportunity to share their work with other staff and children. Considerate behaviour is also noticed at break and lunch times.
As a school we recognise that:
Everyone has the right to:
- feel safe, cared for and respect for
- be able to learn to the best of his/her ability and to develop whatever skills he/she possesses
- be treated equally irrespective of gender, race, physical characteristics or any other factors
- learn and play with out disruption
Everyone is expected to:
- be responsible for their own behaviour
- respect the rights of others.
We say No to Bullying, whether verbal or physical, it has no place in our school. We ask for all parents and pupils to help us by reporting immediately any incidents so that we can deal firmly and fairly with any bullies, involving parents if appropriate.