We are passionate about achieving the best for our children. As a small village school we strive to create a happy, nurturing environment with a caring ethos and a friendly, family atmosphere. Visitors to Wymondley comment on the friendly, family atmosphere and on our well-mannered, purposeful children. John Schaar an American writer and professor at the University of California said, “The future is not some place we are going, but one we are creating. The paths to it are not found, but made and the activity of making them changes both the maker and the destination”. We believe that a nurturing environment and positive partnerships help to shape the future for us all. At Wymondley we are trying to create children that are prepared as they can be for the world that they will face when they leave our school. We believe that through our school values, which are underpinned by our British Values we will be able to help our children to become global citizens and be prepared for jobs that do not yet exist in a world we do not yet know.
Our School Values
September: Determination - self-belief, Personal Best, courage, resilience, confidence
October: Responsibility - community
November: Cooperation - teamwork, sharing, friendship
December: Appreciation - gratitude
January: Justice - reflection, empathy
February: Kindness - empathy, forgiveness
March: Respect - humility
April: Trust - honesty
May: Acceptance - tolerance, equality
June: Pride - identity, unique, remarkable, individuality
July: Adaptability - accepting changes, facing challenges
We aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’, all people living in England are subject to its law.
Parliament Outreach Assembly
On Thursday October 13th, Jasmine from the Parliament Outreach team came to visit us at the school to explain to everyone how democracy works in our country. During the assembly the children had the chance to learn more about the Houses of Parliament, the House of Lords and the House of Commons. They also found out more about how Prime Ministers and members of Parliament are elected and how that process works as well as understanding how all of these aspects combine to make this country a democracy in which every person over the age of 18 is able to vote and play their part.
Democracy can be seen as a state of society characterised by equality of rights and privileges. It can also refer to our nation's electoral systems. At Wymondley children learn this through...
Pupils’ participation in Rights Respecting School Committee
Use of pupil surveys and Pupil Voice activities to encourage pupils to express their views
Year 6 roles of House Captains
Teaching pupils about how government works with visit to Houses of Parliament.
Rule of Law
All people and institutions are subject to and accountable to law that is fairly applied and enforced. At Wymondley children learn this through...
Class and School rules, reinforced through assemblies and class charters
Importance of rules and fair play taught in Physical Education and extra-curricular sporting activities
Related whole school policies shared with pupils and parents, including a behaviour policy built around understanding your own rights and respecting the rights of others.
Individual liberty suggests the free exercise of rights generally seen as outside Government control. At Wymondley children learn this through...
Pupils are expected to take responsibility for their behaviour. They develop an understanding of their own rights while also developing an understanding and respect of the rights of others
Continued development of a strong sense of school community and collective responsibility for each other.
Through PSHE, E-Safety work and assemblies pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms, and advised how to use these safely
The proper regard for an individual's dignity, which is reciprocated. At Wymondley children learn this through...
Mutual respect is a core value of our school and is modelled at all times as well as being promoted through class lessons and assemblies
The inclusive ethos of the school encourages respect for all pupils, including vulnerable pupils and those with a disability
Enhance the pupils’ understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society, by giving the opportunities to experience such diversity
Tolerance of those of Different Faiths and Beliefs
A fair, objective and permissive attitude to those whose faith and beliefs may differ from one's own. At Wymondley children learn this through...
Developing links with faith communities
Members of different faiths and religions are encouraged to share their beliefs and values
Children from different cultural backgrounds are encouraged to share their traditions including the different languages spoken (e.g. EAL pupils)
Through Religious Education / Science / Sex Education lessons, to discuss differences between people (e.g. faith, gender, sexuality and family situations).
Please go to www.gov.uk to view the document ‘Promoting Fundamental British Values as part of SMSC in Schools’ for further information.