WAT Approach

WAT Philosophy

WAT is committed to achieving the highest quality learning experience for all of its students and to achieving the best possible outcomes for all.

The learning experience is based upon a set of learning and teaching principles that have been developed by teachers across the Trust and provides a uniting philosophy that places the learning needs of all children at the heart of the trusts work.

A powerful component has been the synergy of primary and secondary collaboration. Whilst secondary specialists in Mathematics, English and Physical Education have added high quality capacity to the learning experience of the primary children the detailed knowledge and experience of excellence at primary level has led to a changed and ever more challenging curriculum for the secondary students.

Each Headteacher is responsible for the standards in their own school and they in turn are accountable to the Chief Executive who in turn reports to the Board of Directors. Whilst there remains considerable autonomy in each school there are centralised strategic functions around Finance and Personnel that allow for very effective economies of scale and ensure a unity and consistency of purpose.

Each school has its own Local Advisory Board (LAB) encapsulating the fundamental commitment of the trust to maintaining each school at the heart of its own community. The LAB works with the Headteacher to oversee and support the curriculum and progress of all its students.

The WAT Way

Windsor Academy Trust has the highest aspirations for all. Crucial to our success is the unlocking of personal as well as academic potential to grow character and a core set of values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviours.

Our students, teachers, support staff and parents/guardians understand, support and practise these values. Daily interaction between and amongst members of our community are based on these beliefs and have become a natural part of what we do and how we do it.

We aim, “To nurture a culture within our community that is largely self regulating (looks after itself), based on mutual respect (treat others as you wish to be treated), and allows for academic success and personal development”.

Here is how we live together within Windsor Academy Trust; we value and practise respect and responsibility.

Respect

  • for myself, other students and all adults, regardless of background, race, age, gender, disability, values, lifestyles, opinions or interests
  • for the property of the individual, group and school
  • by using language that is not offensive or abusive to others
  • by being open, honest, friendly, and accepting of others
  • by sharing ideas and opinions openly and thoughtfully
  • by not talking at key times and listening actively to the ideas and opinions of others

 

Responsibility

  • for controlling my own language and behaviour
  • for resolving conflicts and disagreements in an open, cooperative and peaceful way
  • for completing all work to the best of my ability
  • for managing my own time effectively
  • for asking for support and help when I need it
  • for ensuring my own physical and emotional well-being
  • for creating my own success
  • for seeking new challenges to extend my knowledge and skills

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