Ethos

“Believe in yourself.”

At Whitehouse our mission is to be a community which offers the best possible education for all our pupils. Every child is valued, cared for and encouraged to reach their potential in an atmosphere of warmth, challenge and support.  We encourage all our pupils to develop as lifelong learners, young citizens of today and adult citizens of the future.  As a school we are committed to work to reduce disadvantages, discrimination, and inequalities of opportunity.  We are committed to promote diversity in terms of the people we serve, our workforce, the partners we work with and the services they deliver.



Our values
  • Honesty
  • Self belief
  • Respect for ourselves and others
  • Application and perseverance
  • Equality of opportunity and social
  • inclusion
  • A willingness to take risks


The Golden Rules

  • We are gentle (We don’t hurt others)
  • We are kind and helpful (We don’t hurt anybody’s feelings)
  • We listen (We don’t interrupt)
  • We are honest (We don’t cover up the truth)
  • We work hard (We don’t waste our own or other’s time)
  • We look after property (We don’t waste or damage things)


Aims
  • To consistently raise our levels of pupil achievement and to ensure that each child can achieve his/her maximum potential
  • To provide high quality teaching which will enable optimum learning to take place
  • To provide a curriculum and extra curricular activities which will ensure their growth as learners and citizens
  • To promote a school ethos in which all feel included, valued, supported, safe and confident
  • To promote effective partnerships with parents and the wider community for the benefit of the children
  • To have effective leadership and management at all levels of the school


Be healthy
  • Physically healthy
  • Mentally and emotionally healthy
  • Healthy lifestyles ( we have a clear Healthy Food Policy)
  • Parent, carers and families promote healthy choices
  • Enjoy and achieve
  • Ready for school
  • Attend and enjoy school
  • Achieve stretching national educational standards at primary school
  • Achieve personal and social development and enjoy recreation
  • Parents, carers and families support—learning
  • Achieve economic wellbeing
  • Engage in further education, employment, or training on leaving school
  • Ready for employment
  • Live in decent homes and sustainable communities
  • Access to transport and material goods
  • Live in households free from low income
  • Parent, carers and families are supported to be economically active


Stay safe

  • Safe from maltreatment, neglect, violence and sexual exploitation
  • Safe from accidental injury and death
  • Safe from bullying and discrimination
  • Safe from crime and anti social behaviour in and out of school
  • Have security, stability and are cared for
  • Parents, carers and families provide safe homes and stability


Make a positive contribution

  • Engage in decision making and support the community and environment
  • Engage in law abiding and positive behaviour in and out of school
  • Develop positive relationships and choose not to bully and discriminate
  • Develop self confidence and successfully deal with significant life changes and challenges
  • Develop enterprising behaviour
  • Parents, carers and families promoting positive behaviour


Be spirited
  • Develop personally, spiritually and morally
  • Participate in their learning community
  • Embrace a set of shared values