Visions and Values

As the school moves through a period of change since we have joined the Acorn Education Academy Trust, we are currently reviewing how we will frame our core visions and values.  We want to involve all members of our school community in this process.
 
In thinking about this, we are reflecting on the personal, educational and spiritual development of our children.  We are considering how we support our pupils in developing them as well rounded human beings with the education and skills that will enable them to take their place in the world.  As a church school, we are reflecting on how we do this while embodying and developing Christian values such as compassion, fellowship, tolerance, friendship, justice and hope.  As a school community moving to a new chapter in our history, we are valuing our past and looking to the future.  We are about faith, hope, love and learning.

At West Ashton Primary School, we also acknowledge and actively promote British Values, as defined under the Ofsted guidance 2014.

The government define these values as;
  • Democracy
  • Rule of law
  • Individual liberty
  • Mutual respect
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths

At West Ashton School, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and ensure through our curriculum and our social opportunities we celebrate these. We feel this promotes tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. We actively challenge children, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views.