Vision and Values

Our Commitment

We will work together to develop children as individuals who achieve high academic standards, develop their talents and contribute to the world around them as independent thinkers, community builders and keen ambassadors of Prior Weston.  We would like them to be happy and healthy as we are committed to their general well-being.

We want Prior Weston Children to:

  • Be resilient and curious learners, who think for themselves and are ready to take their next steps with confidence.
  • Discover and grow their unique talents so they feel valued as rounded individuals and are well equipped for the future. 
  • Love learning, excel, and build ambitions that match their potential.
  • Be excited by a broad, creative curriculum which makes full use of our location.
  • Experience outstanding teaching from highly skilled, well supported and committed staff, who are keen to enhance their own good practice with continuing professional development
  • Achieve educational standards to their maximum academic potential and develop the knowledge and skills to lead them securely and confidently onto the next stage. 
  • Build strong friendships and develop a sense of mutual respect, responsibility, inclusion and community.

Behaviour Statement from Governors

At Prior Weston School and Children’ Centre, we want the very best for all of the children in our care.  We aim to create and environment that allows all children to shine.  Every pupil understands that they have the right to feel safe, valued and respected and learn free from the disruption of others. All pupils, staff and visitors are free from any form of discrimination. Children follow the simple school rules of : Ready, Respectful and Safe.

Our Behaviour and Discipline Policy is underpinned by the following principles and is reviewed annually with staff and governors:

  • Good behaviour is the norm
  • Our school environment is caring and supportive
  • Everyone in our school is treated fairly and respectfully
  • Everyone takes responsibility for their actions
  • Sanctions for bad behaviour are clear to all
  • We strive to create an environment which is conducive to hard work, allows everyone to think for themselves and encourages everybody to make a positive contribution

If children are working well and being active members of the school community, they should be rewarded with:

  • A smile
  • Feeling pleased about themselves
  • Making somebody else happy
  • Feeling valued
  • Praise from their peers or teaching staff
  • Time to do something they really enjoy

If a child chooses not to behave well, we believe they may have to face:

  • Sitting on their own
  • Moving from their normal place in the class
  • Missing out on something good or exciting in school
  • Being sent to a member of the senior leadership team
  • Having their parents or carers involved in a discussion about their behaviour

Responsibilities

Children in our school

  • Are kind and supportive to other people and look after each other
  • Listen when others are talking
  • Make themselves heard in a polite way
  • Ask questions to help them learn
  • Work hard and focus on learning
  • Behave responsibly in class and on the playground
  • Are involved in decisions about their behaviour

Teachers and staff

  • Model good behaviour and have high expectations of the children’s behaviour
  • Ensure all children understand what is expected and why good behaviour matters
  • Establish caring and supportive relationships with the children, ensuring the children know they care and want them to do well
  • Provide interesting and stimulating lessons for all children
  • Follow up with appropriate measures if a child displays patterns of bad behaviour, including involving the parents and carers
  • Ensure behaviour problems are dealt with on an individual basis
  • Discuss behavioural issues with the children

Parents and carers

  • Share any concerns they have about behaviour with their child’s teacher
  • Inform the school of anything happening outside the school which may affect behaviour and learning at school
  • Support their child’s learning
  • Respect children and adults and explain to their children that they must do the same.

"The teaching of phonics has improved since the previous inspection. There is now a clear structure to the way sounds are being taught, and pupils learn more quickly than in the past"

- Ofsted, 2019