Ethos and Aims


        We aim for a school:


*That is a safe, happy and beautiful place where people are supportive of one another


*That is unique and visionary


*Where the curriculum is exciting and challenging


*Where children are given opportunities to excel in all areas of school life


*That is respectful of differences and allows individuals the freedom to grow academically, personally and socially


*That is at the heart of the community and where partnerships are valued


*That develops and encourages global awareness



By the time children leave our school they will be confident, positive and tolerant of others and will have a thirst for learning.


West Rise Community Infant School is a school where:


*Children and staff are relaxed and enjoy their work


*Children, staff, parents and governors feel valued


*Everyone works together sharing ideas, practice and knowledge


*Children work and play co-operatively


*All children are successful as learners


*Classrooms are ordered and purposeful


*Children are confident and independent learners


*Children are involved in reviewing their progress, and discussing their targets for development


*Policies and planning support teaching and learning


*Adults work as amazing team


*Parents are partners in children learning


*Everyone’s views are listened to - decision making is open and participatory


*The organisation of the curriculum promotes equal opportunities and takes account of the needs of all children


*Everyone is given the chance to take responsibility


*There is a climate of aiming high for maximum achievement in school for both children and staff


*Differences are celebrated


*And, standards are very high