|Beech Park, West Hill, EX11 1UQ, UK Ottery St Mary|
+44 (0)1404 812599
WELCOME TO OUR SCHOOL!!!
West Hill Primary School is a happy, secure, friendly and welcoming school, with a true family atmosphere, in which all staff and pupils are positive, caring and optimistic - and they smile! The staff, governors and pupils alike enjoy what they do and do it very well. Our school community has high expectations, both in terms of achievement and behaviour, and everyone is expected to do their best and to use their special gifts and talents, at their own particular level. At West Hill Primary School , all members of the school family and the contributions they make to the school are greatly valued. Courtesy and politeness is expected at all times, and people are always acknowledged and thanked for what they do. ‘Care’, ‘tolerance’, ‘trust’ and ‘respect’ are very important to us.
- To ensure excellence in teaching and learning, in the example shown through leadership and in all aspects of school life.
- To nurture and support all abilities, helping every child to achieve his/her potential in all areas of learning - social, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual.
- To equip children with the skills and positive attitudes to become creative and independent thinkers and to become learners for life within an ever-changing world.
- To provide the full breadth of the National Curriculum with emphasis on the basic skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT.
- To develop learning activities which stimulate positive models of enquiry, reflection, challenge and innovation.
- To promote an attitude of care, tolerance, trust and respect among the children, within the school and within the local and wider, global community.
- To teach children the role of stewardship of the world in which we live.
- To maintain excellent facilities and an environment of quality in which all members of the school family, including their contributions, are valued.
- To maintain as low a pupil/teacher ratio as possible.
In accordance with the Education Reform Act 2002, this school provides a
balanced and broadly based curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral,
cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school, and prepares
them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life. The
curriculum aims to develop children into independent life-long learners, who are
fully in charge of their own learning.
The school’s Curriculum Policy and Statement outlines the manner in which
Religious Education and the National Curriculum subjects are taught to all the
children according to their age and capabilities. More detail of how this is done is
to be found in the School Schemes of Work, Curriculum Design and Policies and
in the School Development Plan. These, together with copies of the National
Curriculum in each subject, are available for parents to see on the school
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