Vision & Values
Term 1 – Trust
Term 2 – Friendship
Term 3 – Responsibility
Term 4 – Respect
Term 5 – Freedom
Term 6 – Co-operation
School Mission Statement
Zouch will be the primary school of choice in Tidworth. Outstanding teachers will deliver pupil-progress equalling the top 10% of Wiltshire schools and pupil numbers will increase 50% by 2018. The needs of every one of our pupils will be met through our award-winning curriculum.We will exploit the latest advances in technology, to rapidly increase independent learning Visionary leadership and strong opportunities. teamwork will achieve these goals.
About Zouch Academy
Our school sits at the north end of Tidworth on a large, green site, catering for over 300 pupils, aged between 4 and 11 years of age. We also have a nursery provision on site. We aim for excellence and enjoyment in learning, and want all our children to be happy to come to school. Our children are proud to attend our school and our teaching and support staff are committed and talented professionals who continue to strive for the best for all of our pupils. Together with our parents, we are committed to ensure that Zouch is a happy and hardworking learning community.
Here at Zouch we are a values based school. Values-based Education is an approach to teaching that works with values. It creates a strong learning environment that enhances academic attainment, and develops pupils’ social and relationship skills that last throughout their lives. We achieve a positive e learning environment through the positive values modelled by staff throughout the school. this in turn also equipping our children with social and relationship skills, intelligences and attitudes to succeed at school and throughout their lives. Values are things we believe in that help us to make decisions about how to behave. They are the principles that guide our lives. Some commonly held values include thoughtfulness, respect, trust, love, friendship, courage… There are lots more values and many overlap. We focus on a particular value each term developing our own and our children’s understanding of how that particular value can impact and influence our lives, our behaviours and our choices. We celebrate when values are demonstrated throughout the school in lessons and especially our weekly celebration assembly.
As Principal of Zouch I believe passionately that children deserve to learn, to enjoy, to achieve and to succeed in a world class environment, which has the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up to date curriculum. Education should also be focussed on enabling our children to take their place in a complex and challenging world with the learning and thinking skills that will make them great future employees, great leaders but also responsible citizens as they grow and develop.
The work to achieve this for our community starts here at Zouch. This means that here at Zouch we are committed to:
- Encouraging our children to have high expectations of themselves and maximise their achievement.
- Providing a rich and stimulating environment which fosters the enjoyment of learning and enables our children to develop skills for lifelong learning.
- Providing a caring environment in which every child matters and achieves. As a result each individual recognises they are valued and is able to develop to the best of his or her abilities.
- Celebrating our pupils’ successes, enable them to take pride in their achievements and prepare them for their future lives.
- Developing in our children an understanding of themselves and of the world in which they live in order to enable them to become responsible and active citizens.
- Ensuring that there is a genuine partnership between the school, our children, their parents and the wider community in order to secure the very best for our young children.
But don’t just take our word for it. The only way to get a true feel for a school is to come and see us at work and I warmly invite any prospective parent to contact Mrs McKee in the office to make an appointment to do just that. You can be sure of a warm welcome!
Our value for this term is unity
Little Green Book
At The White Horse Federation we understand that every colleague is here for the best interest of the children. We want to ensure that no child is left behind and that the unique identity of each school is protected, celebrated and valued for the contribution it makes to ensuring children have the best education and experiences.
By being part of TWHF we passionately believe that by working together, the children are able to have a higher quality of education and that as colleagues, we will also benefit from and reap the rewards of a values based organisation where you are also, not left behind.
The Little Green Book is a set of promises that as colleagues, we make to each other and to our organisation, for the ultimate benefit of the children and families that our schools serve.