Aims and Ethos

At Watling Park School, the education we offer ensures that every pupil achieves confidence and success through high quality educational experiences, with a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum that has an emphasis on core learning and a key focus on computing. The pupils develop the ability to communicate in an intelligent, articulate and confident manner, learning in a stimulating, safe and welcoming environment with first class educational experiences, which supports them to thrive.

Our ultimate aim is to instil a love for learning and a desire to be motivated to enable pupils to be proud of their achievements, aiming to succeed in all they do and to become responsible and engaged local, national and international citizens focused on improving life chances for themselves and others be that educationally, environmentally or in other ways.

Education at Watling Park School is for life. It is the aim that each student will leave the school, not only with the best possible educational attainment, particularly in the basic skills of literacy and numeracy, but also with the skills and attitudes needed to succeed and achieve fulfilment in a rapidly changing world so they make a positive contribution as responsible and valuable members of society.

Through our high expectations for all children’s learning, there is a strong moral purpose and a unique ethos of warmth and respect to educate children who:

  • Show equality to others
  • Respect themselves and show respect to others
  • Understand the importance of learning and strive to achieve their best
  • Understand the importance of making a positive contribution to the community and to society as a whole
  • Communicate well with others and show consideration to others’ beliefs and points of view
  • Present themselves with confidence and articulacy
  • Take responsibility for their own actions
  • Develop the ability to show empathy, compassion and give support to others
  • Develop a sense of pride in themselves and others.


Our chosen school values


Watling Park School  – Values Map


We want to succeed in all areas of our life. We set ourselves challenges and targets and plan how we can achieve them. We strive for excellence and seek advice and ways to improve each step of the way. We enjoy competition and can be a good winner and a good loser.


We show kindness to others and expect others to be kind to us. We show kindness in our thoughts, words and actions – in school and when we are out of school, including online. We take steps to stop any actions which may lead to bullying.


We share our  opinions, skills, knowledge and talents with each other. We value our diversity and the unique contributions that everyone in our school community brings. We make everyone feel safe and part of our team. We work to take down barriers so everyone can learn, enjoy and succeed.


We show respect and tolerance for everyone in our community. We respect ourselves and others alike, taking care of our friends, family our community and the environment. We value what others say and do and we enjoy learning about different cultures and beliefs.


We know that truthful thoughts, words and actions are important. We always try to be truthful but kind in everything that we do. We take responsibility for mistakes that we make. We develop positive relationships within school and the community.


We are  responsible for our own actions and always strive to be our best selves. We aim to be independent in our learning, complete our homework and remember our correct equipment and kit . We take care of our school and the wider environment.