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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

WDPS Core Values and British Values

As a school we believe it is important to create the best environment so that each child can develop their many talents to the full. The School Council, the Governors the children and the staff created a list of ‘Attitudes to Promote’ and a ‘Learner Profile’ that we all aspire to.  Through our many praise mechanisms like the Friday ‘Achievers Assembly, we reward children who represent the WDPS Core Values which include ‘Empathy’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Commitment’.

At WDPS we believe that all children should be valued and that their achievements should be celebrated. Each Friday certificates will be awarded in each class as follows:


  • Reader of the Week
  • Writer of the Week
  • Mathematician of the Week
  • Learner of the Week
  • Positive Attitude of the Week


Children will be praised by our school community at our weekly Achievers Assembly and then the children will take the certificates home for families to appreciate their success.


We believe that a ‘Work Hard and Achieve’ culture should be promoted and celebrated.


The children, staff and Governors of West Denton Primary School have discussed the Attitudes and Learner Profile we want  to promote in both children and adults throughout our school community.

WDPS Core Values

Our Learner Profile – WDPS Core Values                                   
I care for other people.
I try to help others.                                                                                                                                      
I want people around me to be happy and I am sensitive to their needs.
I care for animals and Planet Earth.

I eat healthy food and I exercise.
I like to learn about different things.
I understand it is important to have a balance of work and play.

I ask questions.
I like to learn and discover new things about the world.
I am curious.
I will carry this love of learning with me throughout life.

I am thoughtful.
I try to solve problems and make good decisions.
I do this by thinking about things and by learning from my mistakes.

I have the courage to try new things.
I'm not afraid to give it a go even if I feel shy.
I try to solve problems in a lot of ways.

I talk about my ideas.
I am able to express myself in more than one language.
I can also communicate using mathematical language, symbols and drawings.

I have learned many things.
I can tell you about / show you these things.
I can use this information to solve problems in life.

I always try to do what is right.
I am fair and follow rules.
I am honest with myself and with others.

I know that people are different and may do different things.
I know that not everyone will think like me and that's fine.
I listen and try to understand others.

I think about what I have learned, what I am good at and what I can improve the next time.
I take the time to think about my actions and their effects.


Our Attitudes to Promote - WDPS Core Values
I think like I can try or do most things

I want to know more

I am polite and kind to myself and others

I think and do things for myself

I work together well with other children and adults

I show I am grateful for something

I finish what I start and I don’t give up (Winners never quit, quitters never win!)

I come up with my own ideas

I enjoy learning

I accept others

I am honest to myself and others

I put myself in someone else’s shoes

I adjust myself to new or changing situations

British Values


Promoting Democratic British Values


At WDPS we promote a respect for people of different faiths and cultural heritages.  By living out  our 'Core Values', children learn the importance of  ‘Empathy’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Commitment’ all of which help develop a positive mindset.


We are delighted to have embedded the ethos of the International Primary Curriculum (IPC)  to create an Enquiry-based Learning Curriculum at WDPS. The goal of our curriculum is for children to focus on a combination of academic, personal and international learning. We want our children to enjoy their learning; develop enquiring minds, develop the personal qualities they need to be good citizens and develop all the skills they will need in order to succeed in life.Through a democratic process, children are elected to serve as School Councillors. In this way they become involved in the decision-making process and they ensure that the student voice is listened to and acted on in school.