VISION & VALUES

Core Values

Our values are Bravery, Positivity, Respect, Kindness & Honesty

At Wellington Eagles we aim to raise aspiration by giving our pupils a true all through 4 – 19 educational experience. We want our young people to be ready for the next stage in their educational journey and our strong pedagogical and pastoral links with the Wellington Academy make this mission very attainable.

Our curriculum promotes a love for learning which has its foundation in literacy and cross curricula links. Our golden eagle programme and broad and balanced curriculum also ensure that our young people are well rounded.

We value bravery, positivity, respect, kindness and honesty. We believe that if our learners are enthusiastic, resilient, team players, thinkers and aspirational that these approaches to learning and school will guarantee their success both academically and personally.

British Values Statement

Wellington Eagles Primary Academy endeavours to actively promote British Values through a rich and diverse curriculum. We define those values as:

Democracy

The rule of law

Individual liberty

Mutual respect

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

‘Actively promoting’ means: challenging pupils, staff or parents expressing opinions contrary to fundamental British Values, including ‘extremist’ views and equally, any views that engender racist or discrimination towards others.  

Wellington Eagles Primary Academy uses the National Curriculum and our ‘Golden Eagle’ enrichment programme to ensure that all children secure and embed the core British Values. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that teaches elements of democracy, civic responsibility, rules and laws, the monarchy, equality, values and virtues, environmental awareness and understanding of other faiths.

This also includes support for parents, carers and staff. To ensure such values are permeated through school life, each term has a British Values focus, which drives curriculum events and trips.

The examples that follow provide some of the many ways in which Wellington Eagles Primary Academy seeks to promote British Values:

Democracy

We have an elected school council

The children elect house captains

Pupil voice and pupil survey

This is also explored through our PHSE, History, Religious Education curriculum

The rule of law

Positive behaviour policy which encourages tolerance and mutual respect, including self-mediation and restorative justice

Pupils are taught the rules and expectations of the school

Students are taught the value and the reasons behind laws that govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken

Visits from authorities such as the Police and Fire Service reinforce this message

Individual liberty

Resilience is a core principal of our school ethos and values

‘Golden Eagle’ – Enrichment, including ‘Debate Club’

Pupils are actively encouraged to make independent choices, with the knowledge that they are in a safe, secure and supportive environment

Staff at WEPA educate and provide boundaries for students to make informed choices, through a safe environment and an empowering education.

Students are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised on how to exercise these safely, for example through e-safety and PHSE

There is an anti-bullying culture

We have developed a robust Behaviour for Learning Policy

Mutual Respect

Respect is a core principal of our school ethos and values

Respect Ambassadors who act as role models for respectful behaviour and provide a mediation service for other pupils

Helping Hands initiative

Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

E-safety education, including educating children about the risks of extremist propaganda.

Visits to different places of worship

Visitors from other faiths

Wellington Eagles Primary Academy works closely alongside its partner schools in the MAT (RWBAT) to provide children with unique links, including students from other continents and cultures (WCIT and WCIS)

Students are actively encouraged to share their faith and beliefs within the school and celebrate festivities throughout the calendar year