Our Values-based school...teaches much more than the National Curriculum!
The standards of personal behaviour and self-discipline at Woodland Middle School are high. The rules are simple and require each child to demonstrate the values that as a school we have established as the core of Values Education. As a school we are conscious of the need to ensure the wellbeing of all members of both the School and the wider community.
The full list of the 20 values that we tackle through Values Education are; respect, co-operation, peace, love, hope, humour, freedom, empathy, tolerance, honesty, responsibility, commitment, fairness, courage, appreciation, integrity, caring, happiness, humility, thoughtfulness, unity, simplicity.
Each month we focus our assemblies, our form time discussions and ad hoc chats in lessons on a different value. Values form part of our policies, staff interviews, our approach to parents and visitors but most importantly our staff are expected to model the values in their behaviour so that our pupils reflect them back. The hope for the future is that this approach will effect change within our community in our pupils' future lives.