Vision, aims and values

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Statement of Intent

  • The Westminster School is committed to raising standards with moderate learning difficulties (M.L.D.) + pupils, working towards educational and social inclusion, in partnership with the community to develop as a Centre of Excellence promoting the highest expectations, whilst meeting individual needs.
  • To develop and maintain an inclusive, caring and supportive school community for pupils and staff which promotes high quality teaching and learning, positive relationships, high self-esteem and an understanding of, and respect for cultural and ethnic diversity and beliefs.
  • To provide a broad, balanced and carefully differentiated curriculum that ensures that all pupils achieve their full potential academically, morally, socially, physically and spiritually, irrespective of gender, culture, race or disability.
  • To provide a wide, varied and relevant range of high quality and well resourced curricular activities that stimulate interests and prepare pupils for lifelong learning in the modern, inclusive, technological and multi-cultural world.
  • To ensure that pupils develop confidence, self-esteem, independence, respect for themselves and others, preparing them to be active, responsible and tolerant members of the community.
  • To ensure that pupils’ work and progress are monitored and evaluated, ensuring that recording procedures identify pupil needs and recognise a broad range of achievements.
  • To develop and maintain an effective continuing professional development programme for all staff that serves the needs of the whole school.
  • To provide a secure, welcoming, pleasant, clean, attractive and stimulating environment, in which meaningful teaching and learning can take place.
  • To build positive partnerships with parents/carers/governors, the local authority, external agencies, other schools and the wider community (industry, commerce and community groups).