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Welcome to Waverley Primary School





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The Waverley and Outer West Learning Trust Mission

 At  Waverley we will  build a shared learning community in which children, young people, staff, parents and other partners discover their talents, realise their potential, and develop a passion for learning that endures through their lives. 

Our children will:


  • be inspired to be people of character with a lasting passion for learning,
  • develop an enduring core of competencies and values,
  • have the capabilities to thrive in the 21st Century globalised world,
  • experience a safe and joyful childhood.


Our school will:


  • have high quality staff who have excellent opportunities for development
  • provide a stimulating, relevant and enjoyable curriculum,
  • create a learning environment that shares and reflects best practice and current  educational research,
  • cultivate every child's skills, enabling them to realise tomorrow’s dreams
  • work with families and the wider community to enable the best outcomes for children and young people


We will work in a way together which espouses the values of self help, self responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, and solidarity. We will endeavour at all times to be honest and open and show social responsibility and caring for others.


British Values

At Waverley we promote the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. At Waverley Primary School these values are reinforced regularly .
The British values are:-

  •  democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs
At Waverley Primary School we actively promote these values through our school ethos and effective role models.

1. Democracy

a) The school and curriculum provides pupils with a broad general knowledge
of, and promote respect for, public institutions and services
b) We teach pupils how they can influence decision-making through the
democratic process. Children are taught about the advantages and
disadvantages of democracy and how it works in Britain.
c) Children are encouraged to become involved in decision-making processes
and the school ensures that they are listened to in school e.g. school council (Young Pioneers).
d) Children are taught how public services operate and how they are held to
e) The school curriculum and ethos also teaches children how we can
peacefully challenge perceived injustice.

2. Rule of law

As a School we ensure that the school 'Golden Rules' and expectations are clear and
fair.The school’s ethos and curriculum play a significant role in helping the pupils:-
a. To distinguish right from wrong and to respect the law and the basis on
which it is made.
b. To understand that living under the rule of law protects individuals.
c. Through visitors to school via both assemblies and curriculum activities.
d. Through children being taught about both civil and criminal law; in addition,
we look at how this may differ from some religious laws.

3. Individual liberty

Through the school ethos and curriculum we:-
a) Support children to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and selfconfidence.
b) Encourage children to take responsibility for their behaviour, as well as
knowing their rights.
c) Model freedom of speech through pupil participation, while ensuring
protection of vulnerable pupils and promoting critical analysis of evidence.
d) Challenge stereotypes
e) Implement a strong anti-bullying culture

4. Respect and tolerance

Through the school ethos and curriculum we:-
a) Promote respect for individual difference.
b) Help children to acquire an understanding of, and respect for, their own and
other cultures and ways of life.
c) Challenge prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
d) Organise visits to places of worship
e) Develop critical personal thinking skills
f) Discuss differences between people, such as differences of faith, ethnicity,
disability, gender or sexuality and differences of family situations, such as
looked-after children or young carers



We welcome you also to The Outer West Learning Trust which was formed on 1st April 2014. Follow the link details about our collaborative learning with other schools nearby. 



The OWL Trust is a foundation trust of ten primary schools located in the outer west of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. We are responsible for the education of over two thousand six hundred pupils between the ages of 3 and 11. We are a strong learning community where our pupils have highly positive experiences and attain good standards.
Our school catchments cover an area of ten square miles that are bordered by the tidal stretches of the River Tyne, the Northumberland County boundary and the main conurbation of the City of Newcastle. We have a rich industrial and historic heritage with Hadrian’s Wall bisecting our cluster. Our catchments are socio-economically mixed but when pupils leave our schools they are well prepared for the next phase of their educational journey with standards above the national averages in reading, writing and mathematics. All of our schools are unique and although they may vary in size and context, Ofsted inspections for our cluster reveal effective schools that work in collaboration for the benefit of the whole of our community.
Currently we employ over two hundred teachers, teaching assistants and administrative staff. Our leadership teams of experienced headteachers and governors, deputy and assistant headteachers and school business managers that have proven track records of school improvement. The Trust will further strengthen their collaborative work with identified key partners to further improve standards and enhance opportunities for children, parents, staff and the wider community. The Trust website gives essential information about our work together and includes an outline of our actions for the coming year of operation.

Most of the schools within the OWL Trust are also part of the Walbottle Village Teaching Schools Alliance. This is another strategic partnership that will assist our learning community over the coming years. We encourage all members of the community to get involved and support us in our quest to build a strong shared learning community.


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