Visions and Values
Our school vision is
Choose to Shine
Our school values are
- to develop each child intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally through a broad and balanced curriculum
- to teach the children to become self-disciplined and independent learners
- to foster attitudes of respect and understanding for others of different abilities, cultures and beliefs
- to provide a stable, stimulating environment where children feel happy, secure and enthusiastic about learning
- to be a caring and sensitive school forging links with home and the wider community, whilst preparing each child to become a responsible citizen
- to promote racial equality, good race relations and eliminate unlawful racial discrimination
Our school rules:
Our school rules relate to and are underpinned by our core values of:
Willow Brook Primary Academy and Nursery is a school which:
- Ensures every child receives a well-rounded education, develops a lifelong love of learning and achieves their best
- Is a great place to work for all of our staff
- Make sure everyone is safe and cared for at school.
Our school motto “Choose to Shine” and our core values of Respect, Resilience,
Belief, Confidence and Trust are central to our school from Nursery to Year 6.
Our curriculum is focused on the development of children’s knowledge, character and learning behaviours across all primary subjects with the aim of ensuring pupils know more and remember more, to prepare for the next stage of their learning. Every child should be a reader - texts are central to everything we do.
Intention 1: Develop our learner’s knowledge (what we learn)
To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding at Willow Brook, we strive to ensure that our pupils are prepared for life in modern Britain and the world. This is done through carefully planned key texts, knowledge organisers, planned vocabulary and resources that enables children to re-visit knowledge over time to help embed and deepen their understanding.
Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners (who we are when we learn)
To develop children's desires to be ambitious, use their initiative, and to want to read and learn independently. To develop well rounded citizens through our leadership development programme and PSHE curriculum.
Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (how we act when
Our curriculum encourages children to take responsibility for their own learning and to assess their own learning and discuss with support their next steps and tools they can use independently to help themselves. In addition, our mental health support and zones of regulation support children to be mentally healthy and ready to learn.
Impact: How do we know the children have made good progress?
We use mini quizzes throughout our broader curriculum to assess and help the children see how much they have remembered and to determine if we need to re-visit topics. We carry out formal assessments every term in Maths and Reading and Phonics and Times tables. We assess writing every term based on a range of the pupil’s work across the curriculum. These assessments are then used to inform our future planning and any additional support pupils may need.