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Values and Ethos

Woodlands Primary School is an inclusive, caring community in which each individual is valued and encouraged to grow. Our learning community is built upon the shared belief that the development of each child must be at the heart of everything we do. We are committed to providing a safe and happy environment in which each individual is encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and be inspired to surpass expectations.

At Woodlands we teach children values which are aspirational attributes and attitudes. These can be nurtured to help people discover the very best of themselves, which enables them to be good citizens and prepare them for the life of work. At Woodlands we are passionate about equipping pupils with the life skills that they may need in the future. We focus upon developing social skills that help them co-operate, and relate to others effectively; providing them with the self-esteem and confidence to explore and develop their full potential.


We have six core values that underpin everything we do here at Woodlands. We are proud of these values and how they reflect our school. The whole community have been involved in developing these values: governors, parents, staff and children.




BE POSITIVE: We make positive choices with our behaviour and our health.

BE KIND: We form great relationships and are considerate of others.

BE AMBITIOUS: We are ambitious, driven and determined to succeed.

BE PASSIONATE: We are enthusiastic about our own and others' learning and interests.

BE CONFIDENT: We believe in ourselves and are not afraid to face challenges and overcome hurdles.

BE CURIOUS: We are eager to learn and ask inquisitive questions.

What we do:

  • Weekly values assemblies
  • Aspirational assemblies
  • Drama workshops
  • Daily reflection time
  • House Team Challenges
  • Embed values into our curriculum
  • Values displayed around school
  • PSHCE discussions 
  • Cultural and Values Day
  • Wide range of enrichment opportunities
  • Celebration assemblies every half-term