One of the major strengths of the school is its caring ethos. We aim to provide a great community in which to learn, work and participate. Each child is valued as an individual and success is celebrated. The School Council, made up of pupils from each class, discusses and helps resolve issues important to the children.
We guide all children to:
- Develop the skills and confidence to become caring reflective citizens
- Become motivated and inspired to take their own learning forward with excitement and enthusiasm to meet their full potential
- Treat others as they would be treated
- Be independent, well balanced and self assured
- Foster spiritual awareness rooted in a Christian ethos
At Wootton we have a culture of praise, celebrating success in every way possible. We are constantly looking for the ‘good’, whether in attitude, work or behaviour, and self-discipline is encouraged. Achievements are acknowledged with a system of house points, merits, certificates and shields.
Simple, common sense rules are devised by staff and children together, emphasising kindness and thoughts for others. Any behaviour problems are dealt with promptly, talking and listening to the child concerned and involving parents when necessary. An individual system may be devised to help the child. All children are encouraged to speak up if they are not happy with a situation, first to the other child/children concerned and then to an adult. Good behaviour is one of the issues discussed by our School Council, a group of elected children who discuss and help resolve issues pertinent to the children.