How do we prepare our pupils for life in modern Britain at Walter Evans?
The government places responsibility on all schools to promote the “fundamental British values” of
The rule of law
Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We promote these values in the following ways
Our strong whole school ethos is underpinned by our school vision. Our school vision is composed of four core aims with LOVE at its heart. By being curious, inspired through learning, collaborative, self-confident as well as kind, caring and respectful, we seek to move beyond just 'tolerance' into a genuine understanding, embracing and celebration of diversity.
Our values statement
"At Walter Evans we learn and achieve together within a safe, respectful and welcoming Christian community. Our children’s spiritual and moral development is strengthened by our values, giving them the confidence needed to move onto the wider world"
- Daily worship reinforces our ethos and key messages.
- Our inclusive practice is designed to ensure all pupils are treated equitably and fairly in relation to behaviour management, rewards and sanctions and opportunities.
- All school policy and practice is reviewed by governors for compliance with equal opportunities.
- Successful integration of pupils with many different ethnicities into our cohesive community.
- Election of School Council and House Team Leaders to represent pupil voice.
- Strong PHSE programme across all classes.
- Extensive curriculum enrichment activities that include visits into the wider community of Derby City and locally contrasting communities.
- Wide selection of charitable fundraising for organisations chosen by pupils.
- The RE curriculum and daily worship leads pupils to understand and respect a range of religious and non-religious viewpoints and faiths.
At Walter Evans we place a strong emphasis in ensuring our pupils are ready for their necessary transition to secondary school and KS3. Our programme includes:-
- The prioritisation of the development of literacy and numeracy skills, reinforced across all aspects of the taught and hidden curriculum.
- Cross curricular teaching develops our four core aims across our connected curriculum.
- A rich cultural programme including music, drama, dance and art.
- Promotion of reading through our bronze, silver, gold and platinum certificates.
- Year 6 wear a different coloured sweatshirt that denotes they are the eldest pupils in school with extra privileges and also extra responsibility, including being a role models.
- Children take on additional roles of responsibility, such as being House Captains, Playground Mini-Leaders, Playground Pals, Well-being Ambassadors, Librarians or part of our Worship Crew.