During the summer term of 2012/13, the whole staff team came together to work on a mission statement for the school.
Facilitated by Will Ryan from Independent Thinking, our INSET day of the term was an opportunity to reflect on what we stand for at Wyvil and it brought together many of the improvements and developments we have been making to practice and policy over the last couple of years. The work from that day can be seen in the corridor outside the aquarium room. Our mission statement is below:
Wyvil Primary School and Centre for Children with Speech and Language Impairment:
Wyvil Primary School and Centre for children with Speech and Language Impairment aims to provide a primary education of the highest quality through rich and varied learning experiences.
High expectations and achievement for all children are at the heart of the school ethos.
Highly effective teaching which focusses on developing independent thinking and learning skills ensures that pupils make outstanding progress in the core curriculum, thus equipping them for the future. We believe in providing opportunities to develop interests and skills in a wide range of other curriculum areas. We plan for these through an extensive out of class learning programme, an innovative cross curricular approach and partnerships with world class arts and sports organisations. Our commitment to the personal development of each child ensures a harmonious and happy school where we celebrate our diversity and share our goals.
At Wyvil we believe that:
- Positive relationships lead to trust, respect and confidence and are the key to developing pupils socially and morally and to reaching the highest standards of behaviour.
- Pupils thrive when given regular opportunities to be enterprising and creative.
- Learning is at its most profound when teachers enable pupils to discover learning for themselves, to take risks and develop a sense of pride in their achievements.
Our working practices and teaching methods reflect these beliefs and our commitment to them.