Visions and Values


 West Ashton School Ethos:

‘you will shine among them like stars in the sky’

Philippians 2:15 

At West Ashton School, we believe that:

  • every child is special
  • each child is unique
  • each child brings their own gifts, thoughts, interests, experiences and skills to the school

The best learning takes place when a child is motivated, the best learning takes place when the child has a desire to learn from the task before them. We therefore aim to make all activities interesting and relevant to the child. Learning at school takes place both through children’s own first hand experience and through direct teaching methods.

A child with high self-esteem will have the confidence to take chances and try new things. Confidence will grow in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are:

  • praised when they have succeeded or tried hard not condemned or ridiculed when they have got things wrong
  • a person with high self-esteem will not worry about making mistakes, but will learn from them and use that learning on the path towards future success
  • challenged children will be more successful if the task ahead is challenging but attainable
  • we try to ensure that the purpose of each task is clear to children so that they will know when they have succeeded
  • we try to ensure that activities are purposeful and rewarding

 At West Ashton School, we aim to provide an environment which:

  • enables each children’s self-esteem and confidence to grow
  • enables each child to develop academically, spiritually, socially and physically to the fullest extent possible
  • is caring and safe
  • is motivating and challenging
  • makes everyone feel welcomed, valued and respected


British Vales:

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.