Vision and Values
“SWF – WHERE DREAMS COME TRUE WITH A POSITIVE VIEW”
The Sheerness West Federation strives to be a place of excellence, where everyone can learn, grow, succeed and take pride in all they do in a happy and secure environment.
We want every child to feel content in their relationships, to have high ambitions, and to be proud of their achievements. In order to achieve this, we need your help and support, and that of the local community. We believe that every person has the right to be treated fairly and with good grace, leading to each child becoming a good citizen. People cannot achieve this on their own; they need educating and nurturing.
The staff at the Sheerness West Federation try to give every child, regardless of their race, creed, colour, faith or ability, the opportunity to become a worthy and contented citizen, taking their own character with confidence out into the community. We strive to do this by means of the National Curriculum, as well as the ‘hidden’ curriculum, fostered by the Personal and Social Education programme, enhanced by the Code of Conduct within the spirit and ethos of the school.
We know you will want to support us in achieving these aims through your partnership as parents with Sheerness West Federation.
Children at Sheerness West Federation have a values based curriculum. We have 11 core values that we believe in and celebrate. These values were picked in consultation with children, staff and parents. Each month there is a different value for the children to celebrate. Come and look around the school and find out about our value this month.
At Sheerness West Federation we have set ourselves 10 targets which we aim for our children and families to meet;
1- From year 1 onwards 100% of children will have the opportunity to attend two off the island WOW experiences.
2- All children will have the opportunity to learn about their local environment and community and celebrate its proud heritage
3- All children will be taught to swim at least 10m by the time they leave our schools
4- All children will represent the schools at a sporting or creative event at some point in their school career
5- All children will be taught road safety awareness and cycling proficiency in order to keep themselves safe
6- All children will be taught and know how to react and respond in an emergency situation
7- All parents will be engaged in their child’s learning and school experiences
8- All children will have a voice and use this to have a say in the running of the school
9- All children will be given the opportunity to take on a whole school or class responsibility at some point in their school career.
10-100% of children will have the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.