Best Practice

Case study: A focus on connection, care and confidence

A sense of family and inclusion has been created at Whitefield Primary School via the use of its core values of care, connection, and confidence. Marie Beale explains

“We value each child for who they are and prepare them for who they can be.” This is a mission statement that is central to Whitefield Primary School.

To provide a whole-school environment that supports every child, different strategies must be developed to allow everyone, whatever their need, to flourish.

If inclusion is at the heart of your vision, then everything you do must be underpinned by that practice – systems, policies, leadership approaches, management of resources... Your culture must be built from that foundation.

Whitefield strives to create a sense of “family” by focusing on three hooks that underpin our school values – build care, connection and confidence.

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