EWPA is a values based community. This means that we promote and teach a set of values to our children that will ensure they develop the skills to equip them as good citizens of the future. We support our curriculum with a set of values that are woven into the teaching and learning in order to develop improved social and emotional skills that will promote behaviour and attitude.
Our values are promoted in the everyday life of the school. Each month we lead a special assembly to introduce the value for the month. Teachers also explicitly teach the ‘Value of the Month’ in PSHE lessons. Wherever possible the value is taught in other areas of the curriculum. Most importantly, adults in the school ensure they are role models for each of the values.
At EWPA we strongly believe that our role as educators extends beyond academic achievement. It is our duty to develop and build character in all our children ensuring that each and every child is enabled to reach their full potential.
We do this through our Values Based Learning and British Values along with a Growth Mindset approach to learning. We endeavour to develop resilience and a positive attitude towards making mistakes and learning from them, in order to instill lifelong learning skills.
As part of our broader education. We aim to develop our children’s personal and moral values. We have a set of 11 values, one for every month that the children attend school.
Our children work hard to develop these skills and attitudes and look forward to our celebration assembly each week where we celebrate their learning with them and award certificates.
We talk to our children about our community as being the East Wickham family and we promote family values across our school.
Through these values children learn to have an understanding of how their actions may affect others. We also ensure that we develop our children’s understanding and appreciation of the multi-cultural society in which we live, developing respect for other races, religions and ways of life.