Statement of The Westbury Woodlands Federation Ethos and Values
The Westbury Woodlands Federation serves the needs of pupils within Nottingham City and beyond. Placing pupils at the heart of everything we do, we aim to guide and support them to be “the best they possibly can be.”
As a Federation we believe the following values are intrinsic to our work: honesty, openness, solidarity, equality, equity, self-help, self-responsibility, social responsibility, caring for and respecting others.
We believe that pupils should be exposed to a range of experiences in life and are committed to lifelong learning. We strive to ensure that barriers to progress are knocked down, be they emotional, financial or intellectual.
We aim to prepare students for the 21st century’s ever-changing employment landscape by making them independent individuals with adaptability and the will to succeed.
We are a learning institution as well as a teaching one, and we actively seek feedback and ideas to help our school to improve. Visitors to the schools often remark on how much they have changed over time – not just physically but in all aspects. In our striving for constant improvement we hope that visitors will always comment on how we rise to the challenges that we face in addressing the educational needs of all our pupils and see the value in our work.
We seek to reward not just academic progress but also improvements in behaviour and contributions to our lives in our schools. We strongly believe in rewarding the overwhelming majority of pupils who turn up every day and consistently try do the right thing. Our motto “Choice and Responsibility” is central to the work of our Federation.
We are Proud of our achievements and we constantly strive to improve further.