About our school

School Ethos

Our Vision

A school where everyone shines.

 

Let’s shine together

 What we do and encourage as a school family:

Achievement – excellence in teaching and learning which excites and inspires our children to be the best they can be.

Happiness – smiling, engaged and articulate children who are listened to, encouraged and given every support to maximise their own individual potential.

Friendship – children who are kind and caring towards each other, building lasting friendships.

Respect – a respect for people, each other’s beliefs, our environment and all living things.

Responsibility – independent, creative thinkers who have the confidence to be responsible for themselves, their behaviour and for others.

 Co-operation – working together, listening and valuing others’ opinions within the school family and the wider community.

 

Our Aims 

  • To value, recognise and nurture the uniqueness and achievements of every member of our school family, in all areas of learning, irrespective of ability, gender or background.
  • To display and foster a positive attitude towards work and to value each person’s contribution to our school
  • To partner with parents, forming a relationship based on trust and mutual understanding in the best interests of the children
  • To demonstrate and instill self-discipline in order to achieve and maintain high standards of behaviour and form good relationships.
  • To ensure excellence in teaching and learning within a high quality learning environment, through leadership and within all aspects of school life.
  • To equip children with the resilience and perseverance to become learners for life in an ever-changing world.
  • To provide a wide and varied Curriculum, making it accessible to all children, with emphasis on the basic skills of English, mathematics, science and computing.
  • To develop learning activities which stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation, allowing all children to think logically, creatively and critically.
  • To teach children the role of stewardship of the world in which we live.

 

Our June 2007 Ofsted Inspection states: ‘West Hill Primary is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve exceptionally well and attain high standards in many areas of the curriculum. Their personal development is outstanding. Parents are extremely happy with the care and education provided and are very supportive of the school. One parent summed up the views of many with the comment, ‘I am delighted that my children attend this successful school’.

Outstanding leadership and management is a key factor contributing to the school’s success. The headteacher provides excellent leadership and educational direction. She is extremely well supported by senior staff and subject leaders who all make a valuable contribution to the school’s high performance. The school has an accurate view of how well it is doing and has taken highly effective action to bring about improvements where necessary. An extremely positive atmosphere pervades the school and there is a clear commitment from staff to maintaining high standards and providing a high quality education for all pupils.’

‘I have been impressed with the drive and commitment of the whole staff team to continually improve and provide exceptional education to pupils in an environment that is supportive, secure and conducive to learning. The whole team at West Hill are proud to be Outstanding and share a desire to maintain this status.June 2012 Investors In People Assessment Report.

Quotes from 2 members of staff from the report:

‘I’ve never worked in a school like this. It’s a lovely place to work.’

‘There’s not a day I don’t love to come to school.’

 

We are an outstanding team and we are all very proud of our school.