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Aims and Values

Believe, respect; inspire and trust

Parents describe a ‘warm and welcoming atmosphere’ which promotes a strong sense of belonging.

SIAMS 2018


Show endurance and friendship.

Be compassionate and kind.

We believe that children learn best when they feel happy, motivated, engaged and encouraged. We aim to do this by designing an innovative and inspirational curriculum based on practical learning; planning enriching and challenging experiences and providing outstanding lessons.

Waberthwaite Church of England School welcomes and respects every child's individuality through inspired teaching which raises aspirations. We aim to build confidence by fostering trusting relationships throughout our community.



As a Church of England school we teach, encourage and reward the Christian Values of:











The purpose of the Governors and staff, with the support of parents, is to ensure that our community is a place where everyone will experience warmth and security within a challenging and stimulating environment. Each individual will be encouraged:

  • -to develop and maximise individual learning potential;
  • -through tolerance and respect, to care for and value themselves, others and their surroundings;
  • -to foster self-esteem in order to cope with success and failure.

All members of the school community including pupils, parents, staff, governors and members of our local community are able to nominate children to receive the Good To Be Green citizenship award for displaying one of the Christian values through an action or attitude in daily life. This is awarded in the school celebration assembly every Friday.

In recent parental survey the values which the school community felt were most apparent within our school are friendship, endurance, compassion and kindness.