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Oakwood Junior School

"Every child is a learner and can achieve"

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Values and Ethos


Our school's Vision


Our vision for Oakwood Junior School is that 'Every Child is a Learner and Can Achieve', regardless of their background or ability. This reflects a passionate commitment to learning and recognition of the uniqueness of individual learners. It is driven by our desire to offer the best possible education for our pupils in partnership with parents and the local community. We believe our approach will inspire a love of learning and unlock the potential that lies within all of our children, preparing them to be happy, respectful, successful and responsible citizens in the future.

'Our aims and mission statement meet with Article 6 from the Rights of the child which states we must do all we can to ensure that children survive and develop to their full potential.'


Our Values & Ethos

We realise the uniqueness of everyone and we take pride in the fact that we get to know pupils as individuals. We believe that our school motto ‘Every child is a learner and can achieve’, along with our school values, underpins the ethos of our school and recognises that we are an inclusive community of individuals at different starting points.


Safety: We teach the children how to stay safe in the local community and in their own homes; fire, water and road safety are key skills. We teach the children the need for keeping safe online so they can access social media and internet safely.


Positivity: Whatever the starting point of each child we will help them to grow and develop their skills academically and socially across a broad curriculum within a safe environment.


Aspiration: Working in partnership with parents/carers each child will make progress to achieve the highest level of understanding and skill of which they are capable.

Respect: We value all members of our school community. We will treat every child as an individual and recognise that they are all starting their school life with different needs, cultures and attitudes.

Resilient: As they progress through school pupils will become resilient and independent learners who are able to self- regulate their behaviour so that they can maximise opportunities for learning.

Kindness: We will aim to instil our school values and British Values throughout our curriculum so that our children show empathy and have a strong awareness of the role they play and how their acts can impact their local and wider school community.

Mission for the school
We believe that by translating our vision and values into a daily reality across our whole school community, our children will achieve well. Oakwood Junior School seeks to provide;


  • a broad and challenging curriculum

  • an enriching programme of opportunities, activities, visitors and visits

  • a stimulating learning environment

  • an ethos of support, challenge and encouragement

  • a learning partnership within the wider community and particularly with the schools in Odyssey Collaborative Trust


We feel a partnership between children, parents and the community is crucial to achieving our aim. We hope this website will provide you with lots of useful information and a flavour of life at our thriving school. If you would like to know more you are very welcome to visit us – please contact the school to make an appointment.


Mrs Atwal – Head Teacher