Vision, Ethos and Pillars
Our Vision describes the big picture of what we want to achieve – our ultimate goal that motivates us.
Here at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls, we strive to achieve excellence in all that we do. Our vision of “Success for Everyone” is one that applies to the whole school community. Our belief is that learning is infinite and having an open mind to learning new things is important to both academic progress and personal development, no matter what age or stage on your educational journey.
People, and the relationships we have with them, are our greatest resource and asset and are at the heart of the school’s success. We believe that an understanding of our girls and the world we live in helps us to provide the time and space to ensure they develop personally, socially, and emotionally.
We want our students to be kind, empathetic and confident members of a diverse society, that will allow them to become successful women, whose voices are heard and respected so that they will become influential, successful, and happy members of society.
Our Values drive how we behave and the feelings that come from this.
Our two core values are CARE and UNITY.
- CARE - Here at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we want everyone to feel welcomed, seen, heard, valued, and supported. We care for all aspects of our practice and, in particular, we care for:
- Everyone’s safety and happiness
- Everyone’s personal development and growth
- Everyone’s outcomes
- Everyone’s standards
- Everyone’s learning
- Everyone’s well-being
- Everyone’s relationships
This is reflected by the fact that we call ourselves the Poly Family and we are based on relationships above all else – we are individual people first and students, staff, and parents second.
- UNITY - Here at Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls we believe that this value ensures that our impact is greater than it ever could be if we worked alone. This means that our school, teams, and individuals are always pulled together in ways which share the workload and create solutions from which everyone benefits. We are determined that nothing can divide us when we put the needs of our community before everything else.
Our Pillars support the progress of every student – the foundations for their success.
Resilience – We are committed to growing as individuals and as a school community. We recognise that growth and improvement is not without its challenges and struggles; therefore, we focus on balancing challenge and ambition with support and nurture, showing understanding for human capacity and the limits of resilience on our journey to becoming the best versions of ourselves.
Leadership – We want to provide our pupils with the skills to successfully navigate their world through difficult situations and to lead in all areas of their lives.
Excellence – We seek to achieve academic and personal excellence in all that we do. We recognise that excellence can come in many forms, and we strive to be the best that we can be as individuals, and as a school community, on a daily basis.