At Whitelands Academy, the education we provide is guided by our six core values, which we refer to as ouR TRAITs. These consist of Respect, Teamwork, Resilience, Ambition, Integrity, and Tolerance.
Our School Mission
At Whitelands Academy, our aim is to provide children with the best possible education in the securest of environments.
Our teaching and curriculum will focus on providing all students with a solid academic footing that ensures every child reaches their full potential, especially in the key areas of literacy, numeracy, science, and technology. We will also aim to help children develop as people, secure in knowing who they are and what they want from life.
Our teaching philosophy is simple: we aim to combine the best of tried-and-tested methodology with new and innovative ways of teaching.
At Whitelands Academy, we actively promote British values through our school vision, ethos, agreed rules, curriculum, and teaching. As such, we promote tolerance of, and respect for, people of all faiths (or those with no faith), cultures, and lifestyles.
We prepare children and young people positively for life in modern Britain by supporting them through our words, actions, and influence, not just within school, but also within the wider community.
Promoting Our Values
The government defines British values as:
- Rule of Law
- Individual Liberty
- Mutual Respect
- Tolerance of Those of Different Faiths
At Whitelands Academy, we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all students and families, and aim to highlight a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. In our experience, this approach is enriching for all parties, as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this is a range of curriculum topics that have strong links to the British Empire. We actively challenge children, staff, and parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British values, including ‘extremist’ views.
As part of The White Horse Federation, we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education, and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values-based organisation where no one is left behind.