A warm welcome to Woodmansterne Primary School and thank you for the interest you have shown in our wonderful, creative school.
We are very proud of our school and its values. The staff at Woodmansterne see our role as facilitators 'Growing Learners for Life'. We nurture and equip our pupils with the skills and attitude to continue learning throughout life; developing them, in partnership with parents and the community, into resilient, considerate and respectful citizens. We aim to achieve this through a broad, creative curriculum with high expectations of progress and achievement that enables our children to aim high, take risks and dare to dream.
The village of Woodmansterne in Reigate and Banstead lies at the edge of the Surrey County Council boundary with the London boroughs of Sutton and Croydon. This unique location of a rural setting at the edge of a city provides our children with plenty of opportunities to access and interact with their local and national community. The school regularly takes part in national and local events, such as charity fundraisers and sporting activities with other local schools as part of the North Downs Schools' Partnership.
Our Ethos and Values
Our School Aims and Values
At Woodmansterne Primary School we work in partnership with children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community to:
- Create a culture of excellence in which everyone feels motivated and trusted to take risks
- Provide a first class learning environment which recognises and fulfils the academic, social and emotional potential of every child
- Recognise and meet the challenge that every child is unique and offer what is right for them
- Develop pupils who love the challenge of learning and are resilient to failure
We see our values as integral to achieving our aims and in producing children with the characteristics and attributes to become well rounded adults.
Our values are consistently reiterated through our classroom practice, learning environments and wider school life. They underpin our teaching of British Values, our PSHCE curriculum and are supported by an effective behaviour management system across the whole school.
Children are recognised for their respectfulness to adults and their peers through the reward of school behaviour points. It is important to show respect by demonstrating a caring nature, being polite to all, looking after property and listening to others. Mutual respect for others is modelled by all stakeholders of Woodmansterne Primary School.
We teach our children to be accountable for their individual actions through their learning and behaviour. We provide boundaries for our pupils so they are able to make choices through the provision of a safe environment and empowering education. Pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms in the school environment, as well as the wider community.
We recognise that physical, social and emotional health can be factors to a child’s wellbeing. At Woodmansterne, our aim is to provide all children with strategies to increase their resilience in learning, as in life, to teach them to persevere through setbacks, take on challenges and risk making mistakes to reach a goal.
We believe that reflection is a vital step to our pupils’ learning and progress. We teach our children to think carefully about their learning and actions by getting them to recognise their strengths and weaknesses. We also encourage them to have quiet time with themselves and others in order to be happy, engaged and challenged learners.