Our current vision for West Wimbledon Primary School is to provide a caring, inclusive and holistic learning environment that sits at the heart of its community and provides a high level of challenge, stimulation and support. We are committed to enabling each child to maximise her/his potential for both academic and personal successes – which we characterise in our motto: Learning and Growing.
West Wimbledon Primary School aims to be an e-confident school: one that is equipped to prepare children for the changing world around them by firmly embedding information and communication technologies into the curriculum and into our ways of working.
With the involvement of all stakeholders – children, parents, staff, governors and our community – we strive to be a school of which to be proud; a school that nurtures valuable and responsible global citizens of the future.
The School intends to revisit this vision during the course of this academic year, to ensure that it captures the essence of the kind of School we are, and the School we intend to be.
West Wimbledon Values
At West Wimbledon Primary School we strive to ensure that children are prepared for, and actively contribute to, life in modern Britain. This work pervades our PSHE and Citizenship curriculum, as well as all aspects of School life and we refer to these as the West Wimbledon Values.
Those core values, which are at the heart of all we do, are:
Pupil voice plays a big part at West Wimbledon Primary School. Our pupil elected school council are involved in making our school a better place to learn. Pupils have input in their learning and deciding what they would like to learn about, which in turn, promotes greater pupil voice.
The Rule of Law
Our pupils encounter rules and laws throughout their entire lives. We want them to understand that whether these rules govern class, school, neighbourhood or country, they are set for good reasons and must be adhered to. This understanding of importance of rules is consistently reinforced through assemblies and curriculum. Pupil involvement in the creation of school rules helps them understand the reasons behind the rules and the consequences if rules are broken.
We invest of lot of time in generating a positive attitude in school, so children are in a safe environment, where choices and freedoms are encouraged. In lessons we encourage children to work on the task which will challenge them, giving them more freedom to determine their own learning. We offer a range of clubs, which pupils have the freedom to choose, based on their interests. Through safety e-safety, philosophy and PSHE sessions, we educate children on their rights and personal freedoms, as well as support them in recognising how to exercise these freedoms safely.
We accept, value and appreciate differences in others, and know that variety makes each of us richer. We speak many languages in our school, and come from a range of ethnic, religious and family groups. We learn together with absolute respect for each other.
Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
We offer a culturally rich and diverse curriculum, in which all major religions are studies and respected. Parents and leaders of different faiths are welcomed to the school to share their beliefs, we also visit different places of worship. We strongly believe that tolerance is gained through knowledge and understanding and, through our curriculum and the routines of our daily school life, we strive to demonstrate tolerance and help children to become knowledgeable and understanding citizens, who can build a better Britain for the future.