Aims and Vision



Windy Nook CARES – Community, Achievement, Respect, Equality, Safety
Community – We welcome children and their families to be part of our school community. Our children embrace their wider community – taking part in a range of activities and making many happy memories.
Achievement – We offer high-quality learning opportunities for all children to develop and apply skills – celebrating their achievements together.
Respect – All relationships are grounded in mutual respect. Children and adults respect each other’s rights. Children respect themselves.
Equality – We celebrate every child’s individuality, promote their rights and support their unique needs.
Safety – Our school is an oasis of calm where the whole child is nurtured and our school community feels supported and safe.


The principal purpose of Windy Nook Primary School is to provide high quality education to enable pupils to achieve success.

We believe that children should be encouraged to become independent, to develop self-esteem, to make decisions and to take responsibility for their own actions. They should be enabled to reach their full potential through a broad and balanced curriculum, which includes the National Curriculum.

In order to achieve this, we endeavour to create an atmosphere of mutual consideration and respect regardless of age, gender, race, religious beliefs, disability, social or home background and family circumstances.



British Values

At Windy Nook Primary School we use a wide range of curriculum topics to develop the spiritual, moral, social and cultural education of our children. Teachers endeavor to locate and use a range of resources to promote understanding of different faiths. We value the ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate and explore these alongside other cultures in our country. We have found this approach to be enriching for all children as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our wider community and the world.

As a Rights Respecting school, the framework of the UNICEF’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) teaches children about their rights and responsibilities as local, national and international citizens.

At Windy Nook Primary School, we value the voice of the child and promote democratic processes such as our School Council whose members are voted for by the children. Ideas and events are planned and discussed with a chance for debate and putting forward points of view. As a Rights Respecting school, we promote pupil voice, and as adults, we are the duty-bearers of supporting children’s rights.

Children are given responsibility to run activities such as peer mentoring, support out-of-school clubs and lead other children in games and activities so that they are fully involved in all aspects of school life. For instance, our older children are playground buddies, library monitors and reading mentors, and they help to promote our core values. We expect all our children to be good role models for each other, which is encouraged through high expectations of behaviour, and each class writes their own charter to explain the mutually agreed rules of their classroom.

Core values

  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Having a positive attitude
  • Building confidence
  • Raising self esteem
  • Celebrating
  • Resilience
  • Life – long learning


Our curriculum topics offer children the chance to reflect on our core values and British values.

Throughout school, there are a range of themed events aimed at teaching British values from an early age. We always commemorate Remembrance Day by observing a silence and support the work of the British Legion in buying and wearing poppies. The centenary of WW1 was noted through creating themed floral tributes around the school site.

As a school we encourage knowledge of current affairs that are significant to us as a nation, and, where relevant, we consider these through the “lens of rights”. Most recently, we have raised money for the NSPCC and for the charities benefitting from Comic Relief events following international crises.

Our Sign Squad learn to sing songs and accompany this with British Sign Language (BSL).

On a more general level, the school undertakes daily assemblies which uphold traditional values of empathy, respect and tolerance. These are also taught within formal PSHE and RE lessons and on an informal nature throughout the school day.

Please click on the link below to discover how British Values are embedded into our curriculum: