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Western House Academy -

'where every opportunity shapes a life'

Our Values

 

WHA values are at the core of everything we do. They underpin our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, happy citizens.

 

At WHA we believe values are stronger than rules. We see values as a child’s moral compass for life; a life skill they can use anywhere. We promote 10 core values: respect, teamwork, ambition, courage, resilience, honesty, curiosity, friendship, positivity and tolerance. Every month under each core value, we explore further values giving the children a deeper understanding.

Each week an assembly is held which explores and celebrates the current value for the month.

All assemblies can be found under the News and Events tab-assemblies.

Breaking News!  

 

I am delighted to share some wonderful news with you.

 

When I took over at WHA, I was really passionate about values and our children having the knowledge of how values can guide them in our school and life beyond WHA.

Five years ago our hard work was recognised and we achieved Values Based Education status.

 

We have not stood still and on Friday 25th June, we went through an intense day of interviews where all stakeholders: children, staff, parents and governors were interviewed by an assessor who asked some challenging, thought provoking and probing questions to see how values are embedded in everything we do .  I am pleased to report that at the end of the day we were awarded the Enhanced Quality Mark for Values Based Education.  A real achievement.

 

Fondest regards

 

Mrs Snowden

Principal

 

 

VbE podcasts

Western House Academy was asked to record three short podcasts on the topic of Values Based Education. The company that awards schools with 'Values' awards asked Western House Academy's BoomBoxRadio to make the podcasts to show at one of their conferences. The aim of this is to help to inspire other schools on how we use the values on a day to day basis at WHA. 

 

There are three parts to the podcasts; the first is an overview on the values at Western House, the second is an interview with some children at Western House and the third is an interview with the staff. The BBR Team worked very hard to plan and record these shows and it is a privilege to have been asked to share these podcasts with other schools at the conference.

VbE Podcast Part 1.mp4

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VbE Podcast Part 2.mp4

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VbE Podcast Part 3.mp4

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Environmental responsibility posters

 

To demonstrate our value of "Responsibility"  Mrs Snowden set a challenge for the children to enter a design for a poster that would educate everyone how to take more responsibility for protecting the environment. 

 

We had some fantastic and very thought provoking  environmental poster entries. 

The winners have had their posters on display outside the school gates.

 

Well done to everyone who entered.

 

 

                

           Western House Academy

             where every opportunity shapes a life

WHA Values Overview

 

Core Value

Linked Values

September

Ambition

Desire

Motivation

Determination

October

Respect

Empathy

Considerate

Admiration

November

Tolerance

Acceptance

Patience

Understanding

December

Friendship

Kindness

Compassion

Love

January

Positivity

Hope

Happiness

Optimistic

February

Teamwork

Responsibility

Pride

Equality

March

Resilience

Perseverance

Adaptable

Fortitude

April

Courage

Confidence

Valour

Heroism

May

Honesty

Trustworthy

Integrity

Reliable

June

Curiosity

Inquisitive

Awareness

Awe

July

Celebration of all the values/year

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