Our Vision and Values
At JWJS we want every child to be caring, positive and happy. We aim to provide our children with an education that is creative and tailored to meet their individual needs. We will nurture and encourage every one of our children so they reach their full potential.
We plan learning so all our children can grow in self-confidence, think and solve problems independently and develop respect for people and the environment around them.
We want all our children to enjoy school and have the desire to be lifelong learners.
At JWJS - 'Together we Journey With Joyful Success. We inspire determination, celebrate success and keep moving forward'.
Alongside the British Values and our values curriculum we;
- Nurture a warm and neighbourly Junior School, where children feel secure and confident in their own abilities.
- Believe everyone has a voice and will be listened to and supported.
- Are passionate about helping every child to reach their potential whilst shaping them to be reflective, responsible citizens.
Since 2013, our school has embedded Values based Education as part of our curriculum. Through this work our children are exposed to a range of values and principle behaviours that support them in their learning and life-long journey. We celebrate our values on a regular basis through assemblies, in class and throughout the school. Our approach to teaching values is based on Values based Education (more information can be found here: https://www.valuesbasededucation.com/).
We moved to a four-year termly cycle in In September 2018. We feel this approach allows for more learning opportunities, experiences and time to discuss and apply the values in our school community. Each term we learn, explore, understand and apply the values. The values are closely linked to British Values. Every child who joins JWJS at the beginning of Year 3 will have the opportunity to be nominated for each of our 24 values.
- Peace & Patience
- Courage & Determination
At the end of each term, we have a special celebration assembly when every class has one pupil nominated to receive the value star badge and certificate. The recipient of the star badge is someone who has gone above and beyond in understanding and applying the value. Mums, dads and carers are invited to be in this assembly but our children do not find out they have been awarded the value until the actual assembly when they see their parents/carers in the audience. The reasons why they are nominated is shared in front of the whole school and their photograph and certificate are displayed in our Values Hall of Fame for the next term.