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Aims and Ethos

THE AIMS OF THE SCHOOL

In general we aim:

  • To help each child to realise to the full her or his own aptitudes, abilities and qualities.
  • To create a caring community in which pupils are offered help and guidance both academic and personal without unwarranted intrusion into their individual privacy.
  • To provide a wide range of extracurricular activities to build pupils self-confidence and enrich their talents and learning.

Our academic aims are:

  • To provide a curriculum which offers a balanced course, including the skills of numeracy, literacy, communication and the study of the physical, social and aesthetic environment.
  • To encourage a positive attitude to study.

Our social aims are:

  • To create an environment in which students are encouraged to be courteous and considerate to others, respecting their property, personal dignity, opinions and abilities.
  • To encourage all students to take an active part in the running of the community.

Our aims within the wider community are:

  • To encourage students to play an active part in the local community socially, culturally, and in games and sports.
  • To involve the community and especially the parents, in the life of the school, so far as is consistent with the articles of government of the school.

ETHOS

Westholme School has a Protestant Christian foundation but all its benefits.. shall be open to pupils of any creed. (Articles of Association of Westholme School 1968).

It is the ethos of Westholme School that all pupils of all ages should be valued for their achievements and positive qualities. Throughout the community of Westholme there will be respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life. All people who make up the community of Westholme should receive equality of opportunity with their peers. While knowledge of and respect for different cultures will always be encouraged, no one should seek to impose his or her beliefs and practices upon others.

MISSION STATEMENT

Children come first.